Q Fever, Scrub Typhus, and Rickettsial Diseases in Children, Kenya, 2011-2012.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

To increase knowledge of undifferentiated fevers in Kenya, we tested paired serum samples from febrile children in western Kenya for antibodies against pathogens increasingly recognized to cause febrile illness in Africa. Of patients assessed, 8.9%, 22.4%, 1.1%, and 3.6% had enhanced seroreactivity to Coxiella burnetii, spotted fever group rickettsiae, typhus group rickettsiae, and scrub typhus group orientiae, respectively.

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Cited Authors

  • Maina, AN; Farris, CM; Odhiambo, A; Jiang, J; Laktabai, J; Armstrong, J; Holland, T; Richards, AL; O'Meara, WP

Published Date

  • May 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 883 - 886

PubMed ID

  • 27088502

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4861507

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1080-6059

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3201/eid2205.150953


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States