Outbreak of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in Córdoba, Colombia

Marylin Hidalgo, Jorge Miranda, Damaris Heredia, Pilar Zambrano, Juan Fernando Vesga, Diana Lizarazo, Salim Mattar, Gustavo Valbuena

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Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a tick-borne disease caused by the obligate intracellular bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii. Although RMSF was first reported in Colombia in 1937, it remains a neglected disease. Herein, we describe the investigation of a large cluster of cases of spotted fever rickettsiosis in a new area of Colombia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-118
Number of pages2
JournalMemorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2011



  • Colombia
  • Outbreak
  • Rickettsia rickettsii

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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Hidalgo, M., Miranda, J., Heredia, D., Zambrano, P., Vesga, J. F., Lizarazo, D., Mattar, S., & Valbuena, G. (2011). Outbreak of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in Córdoba, Colombia. Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 106(1), 117-118.