Short report: prevalence of antibodies against spotted fever, murine typhus, and Q fever rickettsiae in humans living in Zambia.

@article{Okabayashi1999ShortRP,
  title={Short report: prevalence of antibodies against spotted fever, murine typhus, and Q fever rickettsiae in humans living in Zambia.},
  author={Tamaki Okabayashi and Futoshi Hasebe and Kenny L. Samui and Aaron Simanyengwe Mweene and Sanjay Pandey and Tsuyoshi Yanase and Yasukazu Muramatsu and Hiroshi Ueno and Chiharu Morita},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1999},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={70-2}
}
The causative agents of rickettsial diseases (Rickettsia conorii, R. typhi, and Coxiella burnetii) have been reported throughout the African continent. However, there have been no reports on epidemiologic surveys of these infections in Zambia. This study was designed to clarify the prevalence of three rickettsioses in 377 humans in Zambia. The seroprevalence of antibodies against R. conorii, R. typhi, and C. burnetii was 16.7%, 5.0%, and 8.2%, respectively. The rates of antibody positivity… CONTINUE READING