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Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Mar;15(3):458-60. doi: 10.3201/eid1503.081227.

Rocky Mountain spotted fever in dogs, Brazil.

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Departamento de Medicina Veterinária Preventiva e Saúde Animal, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. labruna@usp.br

Abstract

Clinical illness caused by Rickettsia rickettsii in dogs has been reported solely in the United States. We report 2 natural clinical cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in dogs in Brazil. Each case was confirmed by seroconversion and molecular analysis and resolved after doxycycline therapy.

PMID:
19239764
PMCID:
PMC2681129
DOI:
10.3201/eid1503.081227
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