Increased Seroprevalence of Typhus Group Rickettsiosis, Galveston County, Texas, USA

Lucas S. Blanton, Maria A. Caravedo Martinez, Nicole Mendell, Alejandro Villasante-Tezanos, David H. Walker, Donald Bouyer

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Abstract

Whether increases in typhus group rickettsiosis in Galveston County, Texas, USA, are caused by increased recognition or true reemergence is unclear. We conducted a serosurvey that demonstrated Rickettsia typhi antibodies increased from 1.2% in 2013 to 7.8% in 2021 (p0.001). These findings support pathogen reemergence rather than enhanced recognition alone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-214
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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