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Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Jun;18(6):995-7. doi: 10.3201/eid1806.120165.

Rickettsia parkeri infection in domestic dogs, Southern Louisiana, USA, 2011.

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Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA.

Abstract

The association between companion animals and tick-borne rickettsial disease has long been recognized and can be essential to the emergence of rickettsioses. We tested whole blood from dogs in temporary shelters by using PCR for rickettsial infections. Of 93 dogs, 12 (13%) were positive for Rickettsia parkeri, an emerging tick-borne rickettsiosis.

PMID:
22607743
PMCID:
PMC3358172
DOI:
10.3201/eid1806.120165
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