Candidatus Rickettsia xinyangensis as Cause of Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiosis, Xinyang, China, 2015

Hao Li, Xiao-Mei Li, Juan Du, Xiao-Ai Zhang, Ning Cui, Zhen-Dong Yang, Xiao-Jia Xue, Pan-He Zhang, Wu-Chun Cao, Wei Liu
2020 Emerging Infectious Diseases  
In 2015, we evaluated 221 patients with undifferentiated fever and tick bite or animal exposure in Xinyang, China, for Rickettsia infection. Three with mild disease were infected with Candidatus R. xinyangensis, which clustered with R. fournieri and R. vini in phylogenetic analyses. Field investigations suggest Haemaphysalis longicornis ticks might be involved in transmission.
doi:10.3201/eid2605.170294 pmid:32310072 fatcat:mw2ta2zykrhezm35vedkhh7xpe