Rickettsia sibirica

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Rickettsia sibirica
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Subclass: Rickettsidae
Order: Rickettsiales
Family: Rickettsiaceae
Genus: Rickettsia
Species: R. sibirica
Binomial name
Rickettsia sibirica
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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  2. ^ Parola P, Paddock CD, Raoult D (2005). "Tick-Borne Rickettsioses around the World: Emerging Diseases Challenging Old Concepts". Clinical Microbiology Reviews. 18: 719–756. PMC 1265907Freely accessible. PMID 16223955. doi:10.1128/CMR.18.4.719-756.2005. 
  3. ^ Piesman, J.; Gage, K.L. (2004), Eldridge, B.F.; Edman, J.D., eds., Bacterial and Rickettsial Diseases, Medical Entomology: A Textbook on Public Health and Veterinary Problems Caused by Arthropods (2nd ed.), Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 402, ISBN 1-4020-1794-4