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Distribution of rickettsioses in Oceania: past patterns and implications for the future

Derne, Bonnie; Weinstein, Philip; Musso, Didier; Lau, Colleen


Rickettsioses present a threat to human health worldwide, but relatively little is known on their epidemiology and ecology in Oceania. These bacteria are the cause of potentially fatal febrile illnesses in humans (categorized into scrub typhus, typhus group and spotted fever group rickettsioses). They are transmitted by arthropod vectors such as ticks, mites, fleas and lice, which are associated with vertebrate host animals including rodents and companion animals. We conducted a search in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-03
Type: Journal article
Source: Acta Tropica
DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2014.10.012


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