Short report: Murine typhus in Caldas, Colombia

Marylin Hidalgo, Edgar Salguero, Alberto De La Ossa, Ricardo Sánchez, Juan F. Vesga, Leonora Orejuela, Gustavo Valbuena

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In the north of Caldas, Colombia, febrile syndromes with positive Weil-Felix reactions have been reported as Murine typhus to the national health authorities. We used indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) of serial paired samples to confirm the diagnosis of murine typhus in 14 of 120 patients with a compatible febrile syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-322
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Hidalgo, M., Salguero, E., De La Ossa, A., Sánchez, R., Vesga, J. F., Orejuela, L., & Valbuena, G. (2008). Short report: Murine typhus in Caldas, Colombia. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 78(2), 321-322.