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Kure is an acute infectious disease caused by R.burnetii (also known as Rickettsia berghei and Kureikitsia). It was first discovered in Australia in 1935. It was considered to be a disease of unknown cause (query means questioning), hence the name Kou fever. Domestic animals such as cattle, sheep, dogs, horses, mules and pigs are the main sources of infection. Clinical features...

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