Murine Typhus in Child, Yucatan, Mexico
Published Date:Jun 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(6):972-974.
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Typhus, Endemic Flea-Borne
Description:A case of murine typhus in Yucatan was diagnosed in a child with nonspecific signs and symptoms. The finding of Rickettsia typhi increases the number of Rickettsia species identified in Yucatan and shows that studies are needed to determine the prevalence and incidence of rickettsioses in Mexico.
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