Rickettsia africae and novel rickettsial strain in amblyomma spp. Ticks, Nicaragua, 2013

Helena Vogel, Janet E Foley, Christine V. Fiorello

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Abstract

We report molecular detection of Rickettsia africae in Amblyomma ovale ticks from Nicaragua and a novel rickettsial strain in an A. triste tick. Of 146 ticks from dogs, 16.4% were Rickettsia PCR positive. The presence of Rickettsia spp. in human-biting ticks in Nicaragua may pose a public health concern.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-387
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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