rickettsia slovaca from dermacentor marginatus ticks in sardinia, italy.nineteen ticks belonging to the species dermacentor marginatus, rhipicephalus bursa, and haemaphysalis sulcata were collected from wild animals (wild boar, deer, and mouflon) in south-western sardinia, italy. five d. marginatus ticks from wild boar were pcr-positive when analyzed using glta-specific and ompa-specific primers, leading to the identification and first isolation in cell culture of rickettsia slovaca, the causative agent of tick-borne lymphadenopathy (tibola), on the island of sardin ...201223140897
development of three quantitative real-time pcr assays for the detection of rickettsia raoultii, rickettsia slovaca, and rickettsia aeschlimannii and their validation with ticks from the country of georgia and the republic of azerbaijan.a previous surveillance study of human pathogens within ticks collected in the country of georgia showed a relatively high infection rate for rickettsia raoultii, r. slovaca, and r. aeschlimannii. these 3 spotted fever group rickettsiae are human pathogens: r. raoultii and r. slovaca cause tick-borne lymphadenopathy (tibola), and r. aeschlimannii causes an infection characterized by fever and maculopapular rash. three quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qpcr) assays, rraoul, rslov, ...201223182543
detection of rickettsia hoogstraalii, rickettsia helvetica, rickettsia massiliae, rickettsia slovaca and rickettsia aeschlimannii in ticks from sardinia, italy.tick-borne diseases represent a large proportion of infectious diseases that have become a world health concern. the presence of rickettsia spp. was evaluated by standard pcr and sequencing in 123 ticks collected from several mammals and vegetation in sardinia, italy. this study provides the first evidence of the presence of rickettsia hoogstralii in haemaphysalis punctata and haemaphysalis sulcata ticks from mouflon and rickettsia helvetica in ixodes festai ticks from hedgehog. in addition, ric ...201728110915
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