Rickettsia sibirica isolation from a patient and detection in ticks, Portugal

Rita De Sousa, Conceição Barata, Liliana Vitorino, Margarida Santos-Silva, Carlos Carrapato, Jorge Torgal, David Walker, Fátima Bacellar

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Abstract

We report the first isolation of Rickettsia sibirica (strain mongolotimonae) from the blood of a patient and detection by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of the rickettsia in a Rhipicephalus pusillus tick collected from a dead mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) in the Alentejo region, Portugal. We describe also the first PCR detection of a new Rickettsia strain that is related to R. sibirica.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1103-1108
Number of pages6
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume12
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

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De Sousa, Rita ; Barata, Conceição ; Vitorino, Liliana ; Santos-Silva, Margarida ; Carrapato, Carlos ; Torgal, Jorge ; Walker, David ; Bacellar, Fátima. / Rickettsia sibirica isolation from a patient and detection in ticks, Portugal. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2006 ; Vol. 12, No. 7. pp. 1103-1108.
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De Sousa, R, Barata, C, Vitorino, L, Santos-Silva, M, Carrapato, C, Torgal, J, Walker, D & Bacellar, F 2006, 'Rickettsia sibirica isolation from a patient and detection in ticks, Portugal', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 1103-1108. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1207.051494

Rickettsia sibirica isolation from a patient and detection in ticks, Portugal. / De Sousa, Rita; Barata, Conceição; Vitorino, Liliana; Santos-Silva, Margarida; Carrapato, Carlos; Torgal, Jorge; Walker, David; Bacellar, Fátima.

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 12, No. 7, 01.01.2006, p. 1103-1108.

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