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Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Sep;15(9):1471-3. doi: 10.3201/eid1509.090330.

Rickettsia parkeri in Amblyomma americanum ticks, Tennessee and Georgia, USA.

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Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Abstract

To determine the geographic distribution of the newly recognized human pathogen Rickettsia parkeri, we looked for this organism in ticks from Tennessee and Georgia, USA. Using PCR and sequence analysis, we identified R. parkeri in 2 Amblyomma americanum ticks. This rickettsiosis may be underdiagnosed in the eastern United States.

PMID:
19788817
PMCID:
PMC2819870
DOI:
10.3201/eid1509.090330
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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