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5 Facts you should know about

Boutonneuse fever

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1

A fever caused by the bacterium Rickettsia conorii.

2

It’s transmitted by the dog tick

Rhipicephalus sanguineus.

3

Boutonneuse fever is endemic

in countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.

4

This disease was first described in Tunisia

in 1910 by Conor and Bruch.

5

It is named boutonneuse (French for "spotty")

due to its papular skin-rash characteristics.

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