Tag: Rickettsia

Mild Infections with Multiple Spotted Fever Grouped Rickettsia Species among Forest Rangers with Tick Bites

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal.   Tick-borne rickettsiae are increasingly recognized to cause human infections; however, a complete clinical spectrum is lacking. This surveillance study was conducted among forest rangers with tick bites to describe the clinical manifestations. One hundred fifty-nine blood samples were obtained from individuals bitten by ticks and 780 tick […]

Pattern Recognition Receptors in Innate Immunity to Obligate Intracellular Bacteria

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Researchers from University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA review pattern recognition receptors in innate immunity to obligate intracellular bacteria. Host pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) are crucial for sensing pathogenic microorganisms, initiating innate responses, and modulating pathogen specific adaptive immunity during infection. Rickettsia spp., Orientia tsutsugamushi, […]