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Volume 27, Number 8—August 2021

Spotted Fever Group Rickettsioses in Israel, 2010–2019

Regev CohenComments to Author , Talya Finn, Frida Babushkin, Yael Paran, Ronen Ben Ami, Alaa Atamna, Sharon Reisfeld, Gabriel Weber, Neta Petersiel, Hiba Zayyad, Eyal Leshem, Miriam Weinberger, Yasmin Maor, Nicola Makhoul, Lior Nesher, Galia Zaide, Dar Klein, Adi Beth-Din, and Yafit Atiya-Nasagi
Author affiliations: Laniado Hospital, Netanya, Israel (R. Cohen, T. Finn, F. Babushkin); Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel (R. Cohen, T. Finn, S. Reisfeld, G. Weber); Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre, Tel-Aviv, Israel (Y. Paran, R. Ben Ami); Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv (Y. Paran, R. Ben Ami, A. Atamna, E. Leshem, M. Weinberger, Y. Maor); Rabin Medical Centre, Petah-Tikva, Israel (A. Atamna); Hillel Yaffe Medical Centre, Hadera, Israel (S. Reisfeld); Carmel Medical Centre, Haifa (G. Weber); Rambam Medical Centre, Haifa (N. Petersiel); Padeh Poriya Medical Centre, Tiberias, Israel (H. Zayyad); Bar Ilan University, Safed, Israel (H. Zayyad, N. Makhoul); S; heba Medical Centre, Ramat Gan, Israel (E. Leshem); Shamir (formerly Assaf Harofeh) Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel (M. Weinberger); Edith Wolfson Medical Centre, Holon, Israel (Y. Maor); Galilee Medical Centre, Nahariya, Israel (N. Makhoul); Soroka Medical Centre, Beer Sheba, Israel (L. Nesher); Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheba (L. Nesher); Israel Institute for Biological Research, Ness Ziona, Israel (G. Zaide, D. Klein, A. Beth-Din, Y. Atiya-Nasagi)

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Figure 2

Geography of spotted fever group rickettsioses, Israel, 2010–2019. A) Presumed areas of autochthonous infection acquisition (n = 36 cases). B) Tick collection sites and tick species collected during 2014 by Rose et al. (31). ISF, Israeli spotted fever; MSF, Mediterranean spotted fever. Source: Nations Online Project (

Figure 2. Geography of spotted fever group rickettsioses, Israel, 2010–2019. A) Presumed areas of autochthonous infection acquisition (n = 36 cases). B) Tick collection sites and tick species collected during 2014 by Rose et al. (31). ISF, Israeli spotted fever; MSF, Mediterranean spotted fever. Source: Nations Online Project (

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