Molecular confirmation of rocky mountain spotted fever epidemic agent in Mexicali, Mexico

Luis Tinoco-Gracia, Moisés Rodríguez Lomelí, Sawako Hori-Oshima, Nicole Stephenson, Janet E Foley

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Abstract

Since 2008, a large epidemic of Rocky Mountain spotted fever has been emerging among humans and dogs in Mexicali, adjacent to the United States in Baja California, Mexico. We molecularly confirmed the causative agent; this information can be used to study the origin and dynamics of the epidemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1723-1725
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume24
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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