Isolation on « VERO » cells of a Spotted Fever Group Rickettsia « Mortilli strain » from Rhipicephalus sanguineus

G. Tringali, V. Intonazzo, A. M. Perna, S. Mansueto, David Walker

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Abstract

The isolation of a Spotted Fever Group (SFG) Rickettsia « Mortilli strain » from brown dog ticks Rhipicephalu.s sanguineus removed from dogs associated with a confirmed case of Boutonneuse Fever (BF) in a site of a Western Sicily is reported. The need is stressed for isolation and adaption on cell cultures of SFG rickettsial strains for analysis of antigenic structure employing modern methodology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-190
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Epidemiology
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Rhipicephalus sanguineus
  • Rickettsia
  • Spotted fever

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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