Focusing on Rickettsia bacteria, carried by chiggers, ticks, fleas and lice, which causes diseases in humans such as typhus, rickettsialpox, Boutonneuse fever, African tick bite fever
, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Flinders Island spotted fever and Queensland tick typhus ( Australian tick typhus), the ministry has launched guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Rickettsial diseases.
Some of the rarer illnesses passed on by the insects include Q fever, Colorado tick fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, African tick bite fever
, ehrlichiosis, tick paralysis, and tick-borne meningoencephalitis.
* African tick bite fever
. Frequently overshadowed by the appropriate concern for prevention and acquisition of malaria is a rickettsial disease caused by Rickettsia africae, one of the spotted fever group of rickettsial infections.
africae, causing African tick bite fever
); (6) regional clusters and epidemic cycles of more severe SFs worldwide (RMSF in the US, Mediterranean SF [MSF] in Europe, and Queensland tick typhus [QTT] in Australia); and (7) much improved rapid immunological and molecular techniques now replacing older laboratory diagnostics, such as the Weil-Felix reactions and antibody titers on paired sera.
African Tick Bite Fever
, an infection often acquired from tick bites during hiking, hunting and/or other outdoor pursuits, is the most common diagnosis in travellers to South Africa who experience a fever.
honey), Tick bite fever of Astrakhan, African tick bite fever
(4.) Jensenius M, Foumier PE, Vene S, Hoel T, Hasle G, Henriksen AZ, et al.; Norwegian African Tick Bite Fever