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Rickettsial Research – Fighting the Bites of Fleas, Lice, Mites and Ticks

By Roxanne Charles, Naval Medical Research Center, Office of Legal and Technology Services There is a need for rapid, sensitive “real-time” identification and diagnostic tools to detect rickettsial infection and a need for FDA-approved vaccines to protect our warfighters and civilian populations.  Epidemic typhus, scrub typhus, spotted fevers and ehrlichioses had a debilitating impact on military personnel during both World …

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