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Flea-borne rickettsial diseases

Emmanouil Angelakis and Didier Raoult

in Oxford Textbook of Zoonoses

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198570028
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199697823 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198570028.003.0011

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Flea-borne rickettsial diseases

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R.felis has been identified in cats and cat fleas and is now considered to be the cause of flea borne spotted fever (cat flea typhus). Cases of fever, rash and lymphadeopathy have been reported from Europe and the Americas. Diagnosis is based on serology and treatment with doxycycline.

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology ; Infectious Diseases ; Epidemiology

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