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Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011 Nov;85(5):919-23. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2011.10-0623.

Spotted fever group rickettsiae in ticks collected from wild animals in Israel.

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Israel Institute for Biological Research, Ness Ziona, Israel. rickiticki6@gmail.com

Abstract

We report molecular evidence for the presence of spotted fever group rickettsiae (SFGR) in ticks collected from roe deer, addax, red foxes, and wild boars in Israel. Rickettsia aeschlimannii was detected in Hyalomma marginatum and Hyalomma detritum while Rickettsia massiliae was present in Rhipicephalus turanicus ticks. Furthermore, a novel uncultured SFGR was detected in Haemaphysalis adleri and Haemaphysalis parva ticks from golden jackals. The pathogenicity of the novel SFGR for humans is unknown; however, the presence of multiple SFGR agents should be considered when serological surveillance data from Israel are interpreted because of significant antigenic cross-reactivity among Rickettsia. The epidemiology and ecology of SFGR in Israel appear to be more complicated than was previously believed.

PMID:
22049050
PMCID:
PMC3205642
DOI:
10.4269/ajtmh.2011.10-0623
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