Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 22, issue 3, P515-530 2008 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2008.03.003 View full text
Clarisse Rovery, Didier Raoult

Abstract: Rickettsial disease has recently undergone an important evolution, particularly in the field of molecular genetics. This development includes Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF), a tick-borne disease caused by Rickettsia conorii. Important changes have occurred in ecologic and epidemiologic comprehension of the disease, and in the occurrence of severe forms. However, many questions still remain, including the identity of the real vector and reservoir of R conorii, and whether other risk factors exist for a sever…

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