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Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Jul;13(7):1058-60. doi: 10.3201/eid1307.060537.

Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Colombia.

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Instituto Nacional de Salud, Bogota, Colombia.

Abstract

We investigated 2 fatal cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever that occurred in 2003 and 2004 near the same locality in Colombia where the disease was first reported in the 1930s. A retrospective serosurvey of febrile patients showed that > 21% of the serum samples had antibodies aaainst spotted fever group rickettsiae.

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18214179
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PMC2878212
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10.3201/eid1307.060537
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