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Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 May;17(5):896-8. doi: 10.3201/eid1705.101836.

Rickettsia parkeri in gulf coast ticks, southeastern Virginia, USA.

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Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia 23529, USA.

Abstract

We report evidence that Amblyomma maculatum tick populations are well established in southeastern Virginia. We found that 43.1% of the adult Gulf Coast ticks collected in the summer of 2010 carried Rickettsia parkeri, suggesting that persons living in or visiting southeastern Virginia are at risk for infection with this pathogen.

PMID:
21529406
PMCID:
PMC3321792
DOI:
10.3201/eid1705.101836
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