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Cosmiomma sp

By

Michael L. Levin

, PhD, Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Last full review/revision May 2015 | Content last modified May 2015

Genus Cosmiomma contains a single species, C hippopotamensis, which is found in southwestern and eastern Africa. It feeds primarily on white and black rhinoceroses and less frequently on antelopes.

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