Didier Raoult

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Rickettsia: Spotted fever group- RMSF, R. conori, R. africae, R. akari

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Rickettsiae are obligate intracellular gram-negative bacteria that are associated with arthropod vectors. Currently, the Rickettsia genus contains 25 officially validated species, of which 16 are human pathogens and 2 are suspected to cause Rickettsioses. The members of the Rickettsia genus are divided into 2…

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