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 (US)
Pages (from-to)1103-1108
Number of pages6
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume12
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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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, 12(7), 1103-1108. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1207.051494