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any of a group of very small rod-shaped bacteria that live in biting arthropods (as ticks and mites) and cause disease in vertebrate hosts

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Though rare in Florida, the rickettsial pathogens for both diseases are endemic within the state's tick populations.
Ticks were brought alive to the laboratory and before testing live ticks by the hemolymph test, ticks were held in an incubator at 32[degrees]C and 95% RH for 3 to 5 days, in order to stimulate rickettsial growth (14).
The three rickettsial reference laboratories in Brazil, located in the states of Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, are apt to perform molecular biology tests.
identified, by molecular techniques, a different rickettsial species responsible for some cases of TBF; this was subsequently named Rickettsia africae.
Rickettsial diseases are widely distributed throughout the world and many recent reports suggest to their continued presence in several parts of the Indian subcontinent, particularly that of scrub typhus (3-8).
La conclusion de este estudio preliminar es, en consecuencia, que existe la necesidad de implementar metodos de diagnostico lo suficientemente sensibles, especificos, de bajo costo y faciles de realizar, que ayuden en la confirmacion de la enfermedad rickettsial que se sospecha, asi como tambien es necesario hacer estudios epidemiologicos no solo en la poblacion afectada, sino tambien en vectores y reservonos, con el fin de esclarecer el papel de las mismas en esta region del departamento.
Because Wolbachia is a rickettsial organism, similar to those that cause tick disease, it may be advisable to use the higher dose of doxycycline that is recommended for treatment of tick disease, which is 10 mg/kg, twice a day.
We deal primarily with human health and public health issues at the CDC,'' said Chris Paddock, medical officer with the Viral and Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch of the CDC in Atlanta, Ga.
Only about 20 percent of the cases described in the CDC study were initially diagnosed as rickettsial illness.
Ehrlichiosis is a rickettsial infection first found in humans in 1986.
New SRS MicroMatrix[TM] Oral Vaccine Shown to Control Lethal Salmon Rickettsial Syndrome
Doxycycline (100 mg 2x/d) was administered for suspected rickettsial disease.
Rickettsial fevers with neurological involvement, in the form of encephalitis or meningitis as evident on cerebrospinal fluid examination are extremely uncommon.
Short courses of the antibiotic doxycycline can be used to treat rickettsial diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever in young children without staining their teeth or weakening tooth enamel, according to a study published in March in the Journal of Pediatrics.
They cover bacteria diseases, spirochetal diseases, rickettsial diseases, viral diseases, fungal diseases, prions, and parasites.