Japanese Spotted Fever, South Korea

Moon-Hyun Chung, Seung-Hyun Lee, Mi-Jeong Kim, Jung-Hee Lee, Eun-Sil Kim, Jin-Soo Lee, Mee-Kyung Kim, Mi-Yeoun Park, Jae-Seung Kang
2006 Emerging Infectious Diseases  
We describe the first case of Japanese spotted fever and the first isolate of spotted fever group rickettsia from a patient in South Korea. The isolated rickettsia from the patient was identified as Rickettsia japonica by analysis of the nucleotide sequences of 16S rRNA, gltA, ompA, ompB, and sca4 genes.
doi:10.3201/eid1207.051372 pmid:16836831 pmcid:PMC3291047 fatcat:sr7n6eg5cvh6vjgi7xrbkkuote