Natal Fever; Pretoria fever; Pretorial fever; South African spotted fever; typhus South African
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Rickettsiosis caused by R. africae. The pathogens are transmitted by amblyomma ticks (shield ticks).
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10-day fever period. At the puncture site, an ulcerated nodule up to the size of a pea can occasionally be detected, which can be covered with black crusts (tache noir). Occurrence of regional lymphadenitis, maculopapular exanthema and neck stiffness.
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According to the endemic typhus.
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