, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 275-277

Boutonneuse fever in Portugal: 1995–2000. Data of a state laboratory

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From 1995 through 2000, 3239 clinical samples were tested for rickettsiosis at the Center for Vectors and Infectious Diseases Research – National Health Institute in Portugal. Boutonneuse fever due to R. conorii Malish or R. conorii Israel was laboratory confirmed in 374 samples (11.5%). Clinical and epidemiological features are discussed.