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Flinders Island spotted fever rickettsioses caused by "marmionii" strain of Rickettsia honei, eastern Australia

Unsworth, Nathan B., Stenos, John, Graves, Stephen R., Faa, Antony G., Cox, G. Erika, Dyer, John R., Boutlis, Craig S., Lane, Amanda M., Shaw, Matthew D., Robson, Jennifer and Nissen, Michael D. (2007). Flinders Island spotted fever rickettsioses caused by "marmionii" strain of Rickettsia honei, eastern Australia. Emerging Infectious Diseases,13(4):566-573.

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Title Flinders Island spotted fever rickettsioses caused by "marmionii" strain of Rickettsia honei, eastern Australia
Author Unsworth, Nathan B.
Stenos, John
Graves, Stephen R.
Faa, Antony G.
Cox, G. Erika
Dyer, John R.
Boutlis, Craig S.
Lane, Amanda M.
Shaw, Matthew D.
Robson, Jennifer
Nissen, Michael D.
Journal Name Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Date 2007
Volume Number 13
Issue Number 4
ISSN 1080-6040   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 566
End Page 573
Total Pages 8
Place of Publication Atlanta, United States of America
Publisher U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Australia has 4 rickettsial diseases: murine typhus, Queensland tick typhus, Flinders Island spotted fever, and scrub typhus. We describe 7 cases of a rickettsiosis with an acute onset and symptoms of fever (100%), headache (71 %), arthralgia (43%), myalgia (43%), cough (43%), maculopapular/petechial rash (43%), nausea (29%), pharyngitis (29%), lymphadenopathy (29%), and eschar (29%). Cases were most prevalent in autumn and from eastern Australia, including Queensland, Tasmania, and South Australia. One patient had a history of tick bite (Haemaphysalis novaeguineae). An isolate shared 99.2%, 99.8%, 99.8%, 99.9%, and 100% homology with the 17 kDa, ompA, gltA, 16S rRNA, and Sca4 genes, respectively, of Rickettsia honei. This Australian rickettsiosis has similar symptoms to Flinders Island spotted fever, and the strain is genetically related to R. honei. It has been designated the "marmionii" strain of R. honei, in honor of Australian physician and scientist Barrie Marmion.
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