Emerging and re-emerging rickettsioses: endothelial cell infection and early disease events.
Rickettsiae cause some of the most severe human infections, including epidemic typhus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Substantial progress has been made in research into the genomics, vector relationships, pathogenesis and immunity of these obligate, intracellular, arthropod-transmitted bacteria.
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