Rickettsia conorii Israeli tick typhus strain isolated from Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks in Portugal

Rita De Sousa, Margarida Santos-Silva, Anna Sofia Santos, Sílvia C. Barros, Jorge Torgal, David Walker, Fátima Bacellar

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Abstract

This report describes the first establishment of five isolates of R. conorii Israeli tick typhus (ITT) strain from Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks in different regions of Portugal. Ticks were collected on two separate expeditions that took place in Bragança, Montesinho Natural Park, and Portalegre city.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)444-447
Number of pages4
JournalVector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2007

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Keywords

  • Field studies
  • Tick(s)
  • Vector

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Parasitology

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