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Emerg Infect Dis. 2006 Jul;12(7):1103-8.

Rickettsia sibirica isolation from a patient and detection in ticks, Portugal.

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Centro de Estudos de Vectores e Doenças Infecciosas, Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr Ricardo Jorge, Aguas de Moura, Portugal. rita.sousa@insa.min-saude.pt

Abstract

We report the first isolation of Rickettsia sibirica (strain mongolotimonae) from the blood of a patient and detection by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of the rickettsia in a Rhipicephalus pusillus tick collected from a dead mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) in the Alentejo region, Portugal. We describe also the first PCR detection of a new Rickettsia strain that is related to R. sibirica.

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16836827
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PMC3291052
DOI:
10.3201/eid1207.051494
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