Rickettsia slovaca in Dermacentor marginatus and Tick-borne Lymphadenopathy, Tuscany, Italy
Published Date:May 2008
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 14(5):817-820.
Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins
Insect Bites And Stings
Molecular Sequence Data
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Description:Of 263 patients in Tuscany, Italy, from whom ticks were removed during July 2005-May 2007, five showed signs of tick-borne encephalopathy. Of the ticks, 17 were Dermacentor marginatus; 6 (35.3%) of these were identified by sequence analysis as containing Rickettsia slovaca. Tick-borne lympadenopathy occurs in this area.
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