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Kenya tick typhus

Kenya tick typhus: Introduction

Kenya tick typhus: 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 tick typhus is available below.

Symptoms of Kenya tick typhus

Treatments for Kenya tick typhus

  • 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 tick typhus: Complications

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Causes of Kenya tick typhus

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Prognosis for Kenya tick typhus

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

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Definitions of Kenya tick typhus:

A febrile disease of the Mediterranean area, the Crimea, Africa, and India, caused by infection with RICKETTSIA CONORII. - (Source - Diseases Database)


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