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Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 2019 Mar 11;61:e16. doi: 10.1590/S1678-9946201961016.

Murine typhus in Mexico City: report of an imported case.

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1
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Facultad de Medicina, Centro de Medicina Tropical, Unidad de Investigación en Medicina Experimental, Ciudad de México, México.
2
Instituto Nacional de Medicina Genómica, Computational Genomics Laboratory, Ciudad de México, México.
3
Hospital General de México, Servicio de Infectología, Ciudad de México, México.

Abstract

Murine typhus is endemic in several countries. We herein report an imported case of murine typhus caused by Rickettsia typhi in Mexico City. This is the first report of a case after almost 20 years since the last report. The species was confirmed by DNA sequencing and phylogenetic reconstruction.

PMID:
30864621
PMCID:
PMC6413773
DOI:
10.1590/S1678-9946201961016
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