Seroepidemiological study of Rickettsia felis, Rickettsia typhi, and Rickettsia conorii infection among the population of southern Spain

@article{BernabeuWittel2006SeroepidemiologicalSO,
  title={Seroepidemiological study of Rickettsia felis, Rickettsia typhi, and Rickettsia conorii infection among the population of southern Spain},
  author={M{\'a}ximo Bernabeu-Wittel and Michelle Del Toro and Mar{\'i}a Mercedes Nogueras and Miguel Angel Munia{\'i}n and Neus Carde{\~n}osa and Francisco J. M{\'a}rquez and Ferr{\'a}n Segura and Jer{\'o}nimo Pach{\'o}n},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={25},
  pages={375-381}
}
Rickettsia typhi and Rickettsia conorii, the etiologic agents of, respectively, murine typhus and Mediterranean spotted fever, are recognized as frequent causes of fever of intermediate duration in southern Spain; in addition, in recent years Rickettsia felis has been detected in potential vectors in this area. Nevertheless, limited data exist regarding the actual prevalence of past infection due to these three pathogens. In the present study, the prevalence of past infection due to R. felis, R… CONTINUE READING