Rickettsia felis infection in febrile patients, Western Kenya, 2007–2010

Maina, A. N. et al. (2012) Rickettsia felis infection in febrile patients, Western Kenya, 2007–2010. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 18(2), pp. 328-331. (doi: 10.3201/eid1802.111372)

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To determine previous exposure and incidence of rickettsial infections in western Kenya during 2007–2010, we conducted hospital-based surveillance. Antibodies against rickettsiae were detected in 57.4% of previously collected serum samples. In a 2008–2010 prospective study, Rickettsia felis DNA was 2.2× more likely to be detected in febrile than in afebrile persons.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Halliday, Dr Jo and Knobel, Mr Darryn and Cleaveland, Professor Sarah
Authors: Maina, A. N., Knobel, D. L., Jiang, J., Halliday, J., Feikin, D. R., Cleaveland, S., Ng’ang’a, Z., Junghae, M., Breiman, R. F., Richards, A. L., and Njenga, M. K.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publisher:U.S. Department of Health and Human Services * Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ISSN (Online):1080-6059
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
500531An integrated epidemiological study of zoonotic pathogens in linked human and animal populations in rural KenyaSarah CleavelandWellcome Trust (WELLCOME)081828/B/06/ZInstitute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
538321Rodents and bats as reservoirs of zoonoses: ecological and social determinants of human disease risk in Kenya.Sarah CleavelandMedical Research Council (MRC)G0902417RI BIODIVERSITY ANIMAL HEALTH & COMPMED