volume 26, issue 2, P455-478 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2012.03.007
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Tahar Kernif, Cristina Socolovschi, Idir Bitam, Didier Raoult, Philippe Parola

Abstract: The purpose of this article is to overview vector-borne rickettsioses in North Africa, focusing on epidemiologic aspects, clinical features, diagnosis procedures, and treatment. The protective measures, the exposure to risk, and the dynamics of endemic emerging and re-emerging diseases in the region are detailed to minimize the risk when traveling in this area. In addition, the article describes the scientific contribution on the rickettsial field of North-African researchers from the beginning of the 20th cen…

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