Rocky mountain spotted fever, Colombia

Marylin Hidalgo, Leonora Orejuela, Patricia Fuya, Pilar Carrillo, Jorge Hernandez, Edgar Parra, Colette Keng, Melissa Small, Juan P. Olano, Donald Bouyer, Elizabeth Castaneda, David Walker, Gustavo Valbuena

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We investigated 2 fatal cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever that occurred in 2003 and 2004 near the same locality in Colombia where the disease was first reported in the 1930s. A retrospective serosurvey of febrile patients showed that >21% of the serum samples had antibodies against spotted fever group rickettsiae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1058-1060
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Hidalgo, M., Orejuela, L., Fuya, P., Carrillo, P., Hernandez, J., Parra, E., Keng, C., Small, M., Olano, J. P., Bouyer, D., Castaneda, E., Walker, D., & Valbuena, G. (2007). Rocky mountain spotted fever, Colombia. Emerging infectious diseases, 13(7), 1058-1060.