Human Rickettsia felis infection, Canary Islands, Spain.


Journal Article

We report the first cases of human infection by Rickettsia felis in the Canary Islands. Antibodies against R. felis were found in 5 adsorbed serum samples from 44 patients with clinically suspected rickettsiosis by Western blot serology. Fleas from 1 patient's dog were positive for R. felis by polymerase chain reaction.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pérez-Arellano, J-L; Fenollar, F; Angel-Moreno, A; Bolaños, M; Hernández, M; Santana, E; Hemmersbach-Miller, M; Martín, AM; Raoult, D

Published Date

  • December 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1961 - 1964

PubMed ID

  • 16485491

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16485491

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1080-6059

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1080-6040

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3201/eid1112.050711


  • eng