Rickettsia slovaca Infection in Humans, Portugal
Published Date:Oct 2013
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 19(10):1627-1629.
Et Al. Rickettsia Slovaca Infection In Humans
Portugal. Emerg Infect Dis [Internet]. 2013 Oct [date Cited]. Http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1910.130376
Suggested Citation For This Article: De Sousa R
Description:Fifteen years after the initial detection of Rickettsia slovaca in ticks in Portugal, 3 autochthonous cases of R. slovaca infection were diagnosed in humans. All patients had an eschar on the scalp and lymphadenopathy; 2 patients had facial edema. R. slovaca infection was confirmed by serologic testing, culture, and PCR.
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