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Acta Médica Costarricense

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ZAVALA CASTRO, Jorge E. Rickettsia felis: an emerging pathogen in Latin America. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2013, vol.55, suppl.1, pp.11-12. ISSN 0001-6002.

The first human case of Rickettsia felis was described in 1994, in a patient diagnosed with murine typhus in the United States. Reports about the presence of R. felis have increased in the last years, and it has been reported in most countries of Latin America. Signs and symptoms of disease caused by R. felis are unspecific, and it is important for each country to include it in the differential diagnosis with other diseases that show the same clinical manifestations.

Palavras-chave : Rickettsia felis; disease; Latin America.

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