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Rickettsia parkeri Infection after Tick Bite, Virginia

Authors
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
Volume
13
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3201/eid1302.061295
Source
Legacy
Keywords
  • Dispatch

Abstract

We describe a man with a febrile illness and an eschar that developed at the site of a tick bite. Rickettsia parkeri was detected and isolated from the eschar. This report represents the second documented case of R. parkeri rickettsiosis in a US serviceman in eastern Virginia.

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