African tick typhus

What is African tick typhus?

A rare bacterial infectious disease caused by the tick-borne bacterium <i>Rickettsia africae</i>, characterized by acute onset of fever accompanied by myalgia, localized lymphadenitis, and a papulovesicular rash. In most cases at least one, sometimes multiple, inoculation eschars are observed. Clustering of cases is frequent.

Inheritance type

Not applicable

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