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Rickettsia Rickettsii in Rhipicephalus Ticks
Journal of Medical Entomology (2011)
  • Marina Eremeeva, Georgia Southern University
  • Maria L. Zambrano, cdc
  • Luis Anaya
  • Lorenza Beati
  • Sandor E. Karpathy, cdc
  • Maria M. Santos-Silva, Georgia Southern University
  • Beatriz Salceda
  • Donald Macbeth
  • Hector Olguin
  • Gregory A. Dasch, cdc
  • Celia Aranda

Circulation of a unique genetic type of Rickettsia rickettsii in ticks of the Rhipicephalus sanguineus complex was detected in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. The Mexican R. rickettsii differed from all isolates previously characterized from the endemic regions of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in northern, central, and southern Americas.Rhipicephalus ticks in Mexicali are genetically different from Rh. sanguineus found in the United States.

  • Rickettsia rickettsii,
  • Ticks,
  • Mexico
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Citation Information
Marina Eremeeva, Maria L. Zambrano, Luis Anaya, Lorenza Beati, et al.. "Rickettsia Rickettsii in Rhipicephalus Ticks" Journal of Medical Entomology Vol. 48 Iss. 2 (2011)
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