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Title: Amblyomma imitator ticks as vectors of Rickettsia rickettsii, Mexico.
Authors: Oliveira, Karla Andrade de
Pinter, Adriano
Medina Sanchez, Aaron
Boppana, Venkata D.
Wikel, Stephen Kenneth
Saito, Tais B.
Shelite, Thomas
Blanton, Lucas
Popov, Vsevolod
Teel, Pete D.
Walker, David Hughes
Galvão, Márcio Antônio Moreira
Mafra, Cláudio Lísias
Bouyer, Donald H.
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: OLIVEIRA, K. A. de et al. Amblyomma imitator ticks as vectors of Rickettsia rickettsii, Mexico. Emerging Infectious Diseases, v. 16, n. 8, p. 1282-1284, 2010. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 03 set. 2014.
Abstract: Rickettsia rickettsii is a gram-negative, obligate, intracellular bacterium and the cause of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). In Mexico, its transmission has been attributed to Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Amblyomma cajennense ticks. Amblyomma imitator has close affi nity with A. cajennense and was formerly confused with this species. These ticks’ distributional range extends from southern Texas, southward through Mexico (where they are widely sympatric with A. cajennense ticks) into Central America (1). In this study, we isolated and characterized R. rickettsii from A. imitator from Mexico by using molecular methods.
ISSN: 1080-6059
metadata.dc.rights.license: Emerging Infectious Diseases is published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a U.S. Government agency. Therefore, all materials published in Emerging Infectious Diseases are in the public domain and can be used without permission. Fonte: Emerging Infectious Diseases <>. Acesso em: 04 set. 2014.
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