Rickettsia honei

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Rickettsia honei
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Pseudomonadota
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Rickettsiales
Family: Rickettsiaceae
Genus: Rickettsia
Species group: Spotted fever group
R. honei
Binomial name
Rickettsia honei
Stenos et al., 1998

Rickettsia honei is a species of Rickettsia.[1][2][3]It can cause Flinders Island spotted fever.[4][5]

Clinical image of Rickettsia honei eschar


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  2. Unsworth NB, Stenos J, Graves SR, et al. (April 2007). "Flinders Island spotted fever rickettsioses caused by "marmionii" strain of Rickettsia honei, Eastern Australia". Emerging Infect. Dis. 13 (4): 566–73. doi:10.3201/eid1304.050087. PMC 2725950. PMID 17553271.
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  5. Unsworth, Nathan B.; Stenos, John; McGregor, Alistair R.; Dyer, John R.; Graves, Stephen R. (Jun 2005). "Not only 'Flinders Island' spotted fever". Pathology. 37 (3): 242–245. doi:10.1080/00313020500099247. Archived from the original on 2023-06-17. Retrieved 2023-03-15.