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Related to Rickettsia africae: Rickettsia conorii, Rickettsia slovaca, Rickettsia akari
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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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Tick-borne rickettiosis in Guadeloupe, the French West Indies: isolation of Rickettsia africae from Amblyomma variegatum ticks and serosurvey in humans, cattle, and goats.
identified, by molecular techniques, a different rickettsial species responsible for some cases of TBF; this was subsequently named Rickettsia africae.
The possibility of Rickettsia africae cases in the Western hemisphere cannot be excluded," said Dr.
Analysis of the Rickettsia africae genome reveals that virulence acquisition in Rickettsia species may be explained by genome reduction.
The SFG includes tick-borne Rickettsia rickettsii (the agent of Rocky Mountain spotted fever), Rickettsia conorii (the agent of Mediterranean spotted fever), Rickettsia africae (the agent of African tick bite fever), Rickettsia sibirica (the agent of North Asian tick-borne fever), mite-borne Rickettsia akari (the agent of rickettsialpox), and flea-borne Rickettsia felis (the agent of flea-borne spotted fever) (1,2).
Rickettsia africae infection in a Japanese traveller with many tick bites.
Kinetics of antibody responses in Rickettsia africae and Rickettsia conorii infections.
Rickettsia africae, the agent of African tick-bite fever, has been detected in the seabird tick Amblyomma loculosum (2), suggesting a role for seabirds in the maintenance, transmission, and large-scale dispersal of emerging Rickettsia spp.
Rickettsia africae, a neglected pathogen in West Africa.
To the Editor: Rickettsia africae is the most widespread spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsia in sub-Saharan Africa, where it causes African tickbite fever (1), an acute, influenza-like syndrome.
Analysis of Rickettsia africae genome reveals that virulence acquisition in Rickettsia species may be explained by genome reduction.