Boutonneuse fever

Other Names:
Marseilles fever
Fièvre Boutonneuse
Kenya tick typhus
India tick typhus
Africa tick typhus
Mediterranean tick fever

A mild form of tick typhus caused by the organism Rickettsia conori, which is probably identical with Rickettsia rickettsii. It is transmitted by a dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus.


The disease occurs in the south of France and along the north coast of Africa.

Broader Problems:
Tick-borne rickettsioses
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST