African tick typhus

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A rare bacterial infectious disease caused by the tick-borne bacterium Rickettsia africae characterized by acute onset of fever accompanied by myalgia localized lymphadenitis and a papulovesicular rash. In most cases at least one sometimes multiple inoculation eschars are observed. Clustering of cases is frequent.

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