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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Host-derived biomarker signatures for the diagnosis of acute rickettsial diseases
Principal Investigator:

Micah T. McClain

Location: Durham, NC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: April 2019 - March 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $150,654
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Rickettsial diseases such as those caused by Spotted Fever Group rickettsii (SFGR) and Scrub typhus (ST) are estimated to account for millions of illnesses a year worldwide. SFGR infections affect Veterans and other members of the public throughout the US, and both SFGR and Scrub typhus are continuous threats to active duty warfighters stationed throughout the world. Effective therapy exists, but there is currently no clinically available test capable of yielding reliable diagnostic information...

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