Rickettsia felis Infection in Febrile Patients, Western Kenya, 2007–2010
Published Date:Feb 2012
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 18(2):328-331.
Fever Of Unknown Origin
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Description:To determine previous exposure and incidence of rickettsial infections in western Kenya during 2007-2010, we conducted hospital-based surveillance. Antibodies against rickettsiae were detected in 57.4% of previously collected serum samples. In a 2008-2010 prospective study, Rickettsia felis DNA was 2.2× more likely to be detected in febrile than in afebrile persons.
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