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Flea-borne rickettsial diseases 

Flea-borne rickettsial diseases
Flea-borne rickettsial diseases

Emmanouil Angelakis

and Didier Raoult

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date: 26 May 2022

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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