High Seroprevalence for Typhus Group Rickettsiae, Southwestern Tanzania
Published Date:Feb 2013
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 19(2):317-320.
Typhus, Endemic Flea-Borne
Typhus Group Rickettsiae
Description:Rickettsioses caused by typhus group rickettsiae have been reported in various African regions. We conducted a cross-sectional survey of 1,227 participants from 9 different sites in the Mbeya region, Tanzania; overall seroprevalence of typhus group rickettsiae was 9.3%. Risk factors identified in multivariable analysis included low vegetation density and highway proximity.
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