Q Fever, Scrub Typhus, and Rickettsial Diseases in Children, Kenya, 2011-2012.
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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.
spotted fever group rickettsia
typhus group rickettsia
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
History, 21st Century
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.3201/eid2205.150953
Publication InfoArmstrong, J; Farris, CM; Holland, Thomas; Jiang, J; Laktabai, J; Maina, AN; ... Richards, AL (2016). Q Fever, Scrub Typhus, and Rickettsial Diseases in Children, Kenya, 2011-2012. Emerg Infect Dis, 22(5). pp. 883-886. 10.3201/eid2205.150953. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/12776.
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