The Weil-Felix test detects typhus and specific rickettsial infections. Rickettsia is bacteria transmitted by ticks, fleas, lice and is the root of diseases in human beings. Rickettsial disease comprises of a set of diseases caused by the microorganisms like typhus, rickettsialpox, Boutonneuse fever, African tick bite fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Australian Tick Typhus, Flinders Island Spotted Fever, Queensland tick typhus, Q fever, southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI), ehrlichiosis, and tularemia. The Weil Felix treatment would depend upon the nature and severity of the infection.
No specific preparation required
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