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Rickettsia sibirica

Rickettsia sibirica
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Rickettsiales
Family: Rickettsiaceae
Genus: Rickettsia
Species group: Spotted fever group
R. sibirica
Binomial name
Rickettsia sibirica
Zdrodovskii, 1948
Inoculation eschar on popliteal area and discrete maculopapular elements in patient with lymphangitis infected with Rickettsia sibirica mongolitimonae

Rickettsia sibirica is a species of Rickettsia.[1] This bacterium is the etiologic agent of North Asian tick typhus, which is also known as Siberian tick typhus.[2] The ticks that transmit it are primarily various species of Dermacentor and Haemaphysalis.[3]


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