Volume 14, Number 9—September 2008
Questions on Mediterranean Spotted Fever a Century after Its Discovery
|1910||Description of the “fièvre boutonneuse de Tunisie” (7 cases)||Conor and Bruch|
|1925||Description of a cluster of MSF (8 cases) in Marseille, France, during the summer||Olmer|
|1927||Description of the inoculation eschar, the tache noire (black spot). Description of the disease associating fever, spots, and eschar as “Marseille fever”||Boinet and Pieri|
|1930||Experimental transmission of the disease by the brown dog tick||Durand and Conseil|
|1932||Demonstration of the transstadial and transovarian transmission of the agent of MSF in ticks. Demonstration of Rickettsia in infected ticks||Blanc and Caminopetros|
|1932||Isolation of the Rickettsia causing MSF in the vagina of infected guinea pigs and in infected ticks; named R. conorii||Brumpt|
|1982||First description of cases of malignant MSF||Raoult|
*MSF, Mediterranean spotted fever.
†First or senior authors.