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Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 May;16(5):830-2. doi: 10.3201/eid1605.091314.

Rickettsiae in Gulf Coast ticks, Arkansas, USA.

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University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701, USA. rtrout@uark.edu

Abstract

To determine the cause of spotted fever cases in the southern United States, we screened Gulf Coast ticks (Amblyomma maculatum) collected in Arkansas for rickettsiae. Of the screened ticks, 30% had PCR amplicons consistent with Rickettsia parkeri or Candidatus Rickettsia amblyommii.

PMID:
20409375
PMCID:
PMC2953995
DOI:
10.3201/eid1605.091314
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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