a’fri.cae. L. gen. fem. n.africae, of Africa, the continent where the organism was isolated
Kelly PJ, Beati L, Mason PR, Matthewman LA, Roux V, Raoult D. Rickettsia africae sp. nov., the etiological agent of African tick bite fever. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1996; 46:611-614.
Anonymous. Notification list. Notification that new names and new combinations have appeared in volume 46, part 2 of the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1996; 46:838.
validly published under the ICNP
According to Bartlett et al. (2022), this species is an established human pathogen.Publication:
Bartlett A, Padfield D, Lear L, Bendall R, Vos M. A comprehensive list of bacterial pathogens infecting humans. Microbiology 2022; 168:0.
According to Yarza et al. (2013), an "orphan species with designated type strains that were either not deposited in culture collections or whose type strain is currently not available from a recognized culture collection".Publication:
Yarza P, Sproer C, Swiderski J, Mrotzek N, Spring S, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Pukall R, Klenk HP, Lang E, et al. Sequencing orphan species initiative (SOS): Filling the gaps in the 16S rRNA gene sequence database for all species with validly published names. Syst Appl Microbiol 2013; 36:69-73.
The full TRBA 466 classification is: risk group = 3, note = "Z".