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High seroprevalence of antibodies against spotted fever and scrub typhus bacteria in patients with febrile Illness, Kenya.


ABSTRACT: Serum samples from patients in Kenya with febrile illnesses were screened for antibodies against bacteria that cause spotted fever, typhus, and scrub typhus. Seroprevalence was 10% for spotted fever group, <1% for typhus group, and 5% for scrub typhus group. Results should help clinicians expand their list of differential diagnoses for undifferentiated fevers.

SUBMITTER: Thiga JW 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC4378494 | BioStudies | 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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