World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Rickettsia akari

Article Id: WHEBN0018589627
Reproduction Date:

Title: Rickettsia akari  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Rickettsia honei, Rickettsia japonica, Helicobacter cellulitis, Serratia infection, American tick bite fever
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Rickettsia akari

Rickettsia akari
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Rickettsiales
Family: Rickettsiaceae
Genus: Rickettsia
Species: R. acari
Binomial name
Rickettsia acari

Rickettsia akari is a species of Rickettsia which causes rickettsialpox.[1][2]

After a 1946 outbreak of a rickettsial-type disease at an apartment complex in [3]

The organism was given its name by physician Robert Huebner, one of the scientists who had tracked down the source of the original 1946 epidemic; the akari portion of the bacteria's name represents the Greek word for "mite". [4]

While active efforts to exterminate mice from buildings has greatly reduced recurrences of the diseases, a July 2002 report from the voles in Korea.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "rickettsialpox" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  2. ^ Mayer, Gene. "Bacteriology: Ch. 21: Rickettsia, Orientia, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, Coxiella and Bartonella". Microbiology and Immunology On-line. University of South Carolina School of Medicine. 
  3. ^ Greenberg M, Pellitteri OJ, Jellison WL (July 1947). "Rickettsialpox-A Newly Recognized Rickettsial Disease : III. Epidemiology" (PDF).  
  4. ^ Beeman, Edward A. (2005). "Robert J. Huebner, M.D.:A Virologist’s Odyssey" (PDF).  
  5. ^ Krusell A, Comer JA, Sexton DJ (July 2002). "Rickettsialpox in North Carolina: a case report". Emerging Infect. Dis. 8 (7): 727–8.  
  • "Rickettsia akari". NCBI Taxonomy Browser. 786. 
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.