European Journal of Epidemiology

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 275–277 | Cite as

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

  • F. Bacellar
  • R. Sousa
  • A. Santos
  • M. Santos-Silva
  • P. Parola


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.

Boutonneuse fever Portugal Rhipicephalus sanguineus Rickettsiosis Rickettsia conorii 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Bacellar
    • 1
  • R. Sousa
    • 1
  • A. Santos
    • 1
  • M. Santos-Silva
    • 1
  • P. Parola
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Estudos de Vectores e Doenças InfecciosasInstituto Nacional de Saúde (CEVDI-INSA)Águas de MouraPortugal
  2. 2.Unité des Rickettsies, CNRS UMR 6020, Faculté de MédecineUniversité de la MéditerranéeMarseilleFrance

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