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Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Aug;16(8):1282-4. doi: 10.3201/eid1608.100231.

Amblyomma imitator ticks as vectors of Rickettsia rickettsii, Mexico.

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University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas 77555-0609, USA.

Abstract

Real-time PCR of Amblyomma imitator tick egg masses obtained in Nuevo Leon State, Mexico, identified a Rickettsia species. Sequence analyses of 17-kD common antigen and outer membrane protein A and B gene fragments showed to it to be R. rickettsii, which suggested a potential new vector for this bacterium.

PMID:
20678325
PMCID:
PMC3298291
DOI:
10.3201/eid1608.100231
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