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Rickettsial diseases in Russia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17114680     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Currently, several rickettsioses are officially being reported in the Russian Federation. These are epidemic typhus and Brill-Zinsser disease, both caused by Rickettsia prowazekii which has a historic prevalence in Russia. Nowadays only single sporadic cases of R. prowazekii infection are reported. The last significant outbreak occurred in 1997 in a mental nursing home, where 29 cases were identified. Registered morbidity of typhus in Russia varies from 0 to 0.01 per thousand for the last decade. Siberian tick typhus, caused by R. sibirica, is registered on a large territory from Pacific coasts to Western Siberia, and its incidence continuously increases, varying between 2.5 and 4.0 thousand officially registered cases per year. Astrakhan spotted fever, caused by R. conorii subsp. caspia has been recognized since 1983. Recently, Far Eastern tick-borne rickettsiosis, caused by R. heilongjiangensis, has been described. Several other pathogenic spotted fever group rickettsiae have been detected and isolated from ticks in Russia; however, they have not yet been linked with clinical cases in these regions.
Authors:
Irina V Tarasevich; Oleg Y Mediannikov
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences     Volume:  1078     ISSN:  0077-8923     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci.     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-20     Completed Date:  2007-01-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506858     Medline TA:  Ann N Y Acad Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  48-59     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Rickettsial Ecology, Gamaleya Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, ul. Gamalei, 18, Moscow, Russia. olegusss1@mail.ru
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Boutonneuse Fever / epidemiology
Humans
Lice / microbiology
Rickettsia Infections / epidemiology*
Russia / epidemiology
Siberia / epidemiology
Typhus, Epidemic Louse-Borne / epidemiology

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