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Flea-borne rickettsial diseases 

Flea-borne rickettsial diseases
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Flea-borne rickettsial diseases
Author(s):

Emmanouil Angelakis

and Didier Raoult

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198570028.003.0011
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date: 25 January 2020

R.felis has been identified in cats and cat fleas and is now considered to be the cause of flea borne spotted fever (cat flea typhus). Cases of fever, rash and lymphadeopathy have been reported from Europe and the Americas. Diagnosis is based on serology and treatment with doxycycline.

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