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Rickettsia parkeri Infection

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Treatment

Treatment with antibiotics can control the disease.

As with other diseases transmitted by fleas or ticks, ectoparasite control is the basis of prevention. Products which repel and kill ticks and fleas, such as those containing permethrins, are the appropriate means of choice for dogs. The sentinel position which has been attributed to dogs makes an ectoparasite control even more important.

Occurrence Maps

Each country has its specific occurrence of CVBDs depending on climate and endemic vectors. See the maps

Clinical Sessions

The following authentic case reports provide insights into selected CVBD cases

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Interesting Links

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CVBD Digest Articles

Findings from the CVBD symposia. More...