Human rickettsiosis caused by rickettsia parkeri strain Atlantic rainforest, Urabá, Colombia

Margarita Arboleda, Leidy Y. Acevedo-Gutiérrez, Alejandra Ávila, Dairo Ospina, Francisco J. Díaz, David H. Walker, Juan D. Rodas

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Abstract

We describe the clinical, serologic, and molecular findings of a new human rickettsiosis in Colombia. Antibodies against Rickettsia spp. were detected. PCR showed amplification of genes for R. parkeri strain Atlantic Rainforest. This new rickettsiosis of minor virulence could explain some of the undifferentiated acute febrile diseases in Colombia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3048-3050
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume26
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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