Rickettsia parkeri Rickettsiosis

Rickettsia.Parkeri.Rickettsiosis

Rickettsia parkeri Rickettsiosis This disease is found in Eastern & Southern US & Gulf Coast. It is transmitted by Amblyomma maculatum, Gulf Coast tick. Symptoms include headache, fever, variable rash, eschar, which is dead tissue that falls off (sheds) from healthy skin. Diagnosis through PCR testing.  Doxycycline is used for treatment.  CDC website statement: Confirmation […]

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