Rickettsia africae

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Rickettsia africae
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Pseudomonadota
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Rickettsiales
Family: Rickettsiaceae
Genus: Rickettsia
Species group: Spotted fever group
R. africae
Binomial name
Rickettsia africae
Kelly et al. 1996

Rickettsia africae is a species of Rickettsia. It can cause African tick-bite fever.[1]

Immunohistochemical detection of Rickettsia africae in the inoculation eschar of a individual with African tick-bite fever


  1. Fournier PE, El Karkouri K, Leroy Q, et al. (2009). "Analysis of the Rickettsia africae genome reveals that virulence acquisition in Rickettsia species may be explained by genome reduction". BMC Genomics. 10: 166. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-166. PMC 2694212. PMID 19379498.