Volume 16, Number 7—July 2010
Human Infection with Rickettsia felis, Kenya
|Patient no.||Date||Age, y/sex||Occupation||Clinical signs and symptoms||Fever duration, d||Animals with which patient had contact|
|1||2006 Sep 6||47/M||Herdsman||Back pain, headache, joint pain, appetite loss, nausea||8||Cattle, sheep, goats, dogs|
|2||2007 Oct 19||7/F||Student||Muscle aches, back pain, headache, joint pain||7||Unknown*|
|3||2007 Oct 30||38/F||Housewife||Muscle aches, back pain, headache, joint pain, chills, malaise, nausea||3||Cattle, sheep, goats, dogs|
|4||2007 Dec 10||20/M||Herdsman||Cough, back pain, headache, joint pain||3||Cattle, sheep, goats, dogs|
|5||2008 Feb 28||35/M||Farmer||Cough, muscle aches, back pain, headache, joint pain, malaise, fatigue, appetite loss, dizziness||7||Unknown*|
|6||2008 May 2||25/F||Housewife||Muscle aches, back pain, headache, joint pain, chills, malaise, fatigue, appetite loss, vomiting, nausea||3||Cattle, sheep, goats, dogs|
*Responses to the questionnaires indicated these patients came in contact with livestock; however, the responses did not list specific animals.
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