detection of rickettsial dna in ticks and wild boars in kyoto city, japan.the tick is a well-known vector for arthropod-borne pathogens, such as tick-borne encephalitis, lyme disease, japanese spotted fever and severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome. it is therefore important to know the tick population and distribution in our environment and wild animals in order to prevent tick-borne diseases. here, we report the results of tick surveillance from may to september 2011 at 14 geographical points and in 5 wild boars in kyoto city, kyoto prefecture, japan. we colle ...201425298315
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