Spotted fever rickettsioses in southern and eastern Europe.

  title={Spotted fever rickettsioses in southern and eastern Europe.},
  author={Philippe Brouqui and Philippe Parola and Pierre Edouard Fournier and Didier Raoult},
  journal={FEMS immunology and medical microbiology},
  volume={49 1},
Mediterranean spotted fever due to Rickettsia conorii conorii was thought, for many years, to be the only tick-borne rickettsial disease prevalent in southern and eastern Europe. However, in recent years, six more species or subspecies within the spotted fever group of the genus Rickettsia have been described as emerging pathogens in this part of the world. Tick-borne agents include Rickettsia conorii israelensis, Rickettsia conorii caspia, Rickettsia aeschlimannii, Rickettsia slovaca… CONTINUE READING
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