Queensland tick typhus


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Queensland tick typhus

[′kwēnz·lənd ¦tik ′tī·fəs]
(medicine)
A benign infectious disease of humans found in rural northeastern Australia, caused by the bacterialike microorganism Rickettsia australis and presumed to be carried by the tick Ixodes holocyclus.
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Queensland tick typhus (QTT) is endemic to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (1-6).
Queensland tick typhus (QTT) is caused by Rickettsia australis, an obligate intracellular organism that is transmitted to humans through the bite of 1 of 2 known tick vectors, Ixodes holocyclus or I.
In addition to previously described cases of Flinders Island spotted fever (Rickettsia honei strain "marmionii"), we describe 1 case of Queensland tick typhus (R.

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