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
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Published Version (Please cite this version)10.3201/eid2205.150953
Publication InfoMaina, Alice N; Farris, Christina M; Odhiambo, Antony; Jiang, Ju; Laktabai, Jeremiah; Armstrong, Janice; ... O'Meara, Wendy P (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 https://hdl.handle.net/10161/12776.
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Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Dr. O'Meara has been working in the field of malaria diagnosis, treatment, and drug resistance since 2004. She is an Associate Professor at Duke University Medical School in the Division of Infectious Diseases, visiting professor at Moi University, and the Co-Field Director of Research for AMPATH. She has been based full-time in Kenya since 2007. Dr. O’Meara’s team is interested in improving rational drug use for suspected malaria fevers through expa
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