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Purpose of Review: Ticks are the second most important vectors of infectious diseases after mosquitoes worldwide. The growth of international tourism including in rural and remote places increasingly exposes travelers to tick bite. Our aim was to review the main tick-borne infectious diseases...

Author(s)
Eldin, C.; Parola, P.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Current Infectious Disease Reports, 2018, 20, 7, pp 17
Abstract

In the wake of expanding international tourism, rickettsioses are increasingly observed in central Europe. African tick bite fever is a recently described, acute febrile illness with characteristic skin lesions. It is caused by Rickettsia africae, which is transmitted to humans by ticks of the ...

Author(s)
Schuster, J.; Tantcheva-Poor, I.; Wickenhauser, C.; Chemnitz, J. M.; Hunzelmann, N.; Krieg, T.; Hartmann, K.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Berlin, Germany
Citation
JDDG - Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, 2008, 6, 5, pp 379-381
Abstract

Using the GeoSentinel database, an analysis of ill patients returning from throughout sub-Saharan Africa over a 13-year period was performed. Systemic febrile illness, dermatologic, and acute diarrheal illness were the most common syndromic groupings, whereas spotted fever group rickettsiosis was...

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Mendelson, M.; Davis, X. M.; Jensenius, M.; Keystone, J. S.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Hale, D. C.; Burchard, G. D.; Field, V.; Vincent, P.; Freedman, D. O.
Publisher
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Deerfield, USA
Citation
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2010, 82, 6, pp 991-995
Abstract

The increasing popularity of foreign travel and ecotourism places travellers at increased risk for certain tick-borne diseases. From 1999 through 2002, 31 cases of imported spotted fever-group rickettsioses (SFGR) in US residents reporting travel to Africa were confirmed by laboratory testing at...

Author(s)
McQuiston, J. H.; Paddock, C. D.; Singleton, J., Jr.; Wheeling, J. T.; Zaki, S. R.; Childs, J. E.
Publisher
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Northbrook, USA
Citation
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2004, 70, 1, pp 98-101
Abstract

A case of African tick bite fever in a 54-year-old French hunter, who returned to France on 21 April 1997 after a 15-day visit to Transvaal, South Africa, is reported. While in the veld, he had removed 2 ticks from his leg; eschars were observed at the bite sites 2 days later, and he developed high ...

Author(s)
Fournier, P. E.; Beytout, J.; Raoult, D.
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 1999, 5, 1, pp 178-180
Abstract

African tick-bite fever, caused by R. africae and transmitted by Amblyomma ticks, is an emerging rickettsiosis in southern Africa. Because of increased tourism to this area, several cases in tourists have been reported recently. The authors report 13 cases of R. africae infection diagnosed in...

Author(s)
Fournier, P. E.; Roux, V.; Caumes, E.; Donzel, M.; Raoult, D.
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 1998, 27, 2, pp 316-323

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