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Kenya fever

Kenya fever: Introduction

Kenya fever: An infectious disease that is caused by Rickettsia conorii which is transmitted by the brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus). The disease occurs predominantly in Mediterranean areas such as India and Africa. The onset of symptoms is usually sudden and the incubation period is usually between 6 and 10 days. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Kenya fever is available below.

Symptoms of Kenya fever

Treatments for Kenya fever

  • Antibiotics can shorten the duration of the fever. Doxycycline is the most commonly used one but tetracycline, chloramphenicol or ciprofloxacin are also used
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Kenya fever: Complications

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Causes of Kenya fever

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Less Common Symptoms of Kenya fever

Misdiagnosis and Kenya fever

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Kenya fever: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Kenya fever: Animations

Prognosis for Kenya fever

Prognosis for Kenya fever: The infection is rarely fatal. Patients have a natural immunity to the infection once they recover.

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