Spotted fever group rickettsiae in ticks collected from wild animals in Israel.
- Publication Type:
- Journal Article
- Am J Trop Med Hyg, 2011, 85 (5), pp. 919 - 923
- Issue Date:
|dc.identifier.citation||Am J Trop Med Hyg, 2011, 85 (5), pp. 919 - 923||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||We report molecular evidence for the presence of spotted fever group rickettsiae (SFGR) in ticks collected from roe deer, addax, red foxes, and wild boars in Israel. Rickettsia aeschlimannii was detected in Hyalomma marginatum and Hyalomma detritum while Rickettsia massiliae was present in Rhipicephalus turanicus ticks. Furthermore, a novel uncultured SFGR was detected in Haemaphysalis adleri and Haemaphysalis parva ticks from golden jackals. The pathogenicity of the novel SFGR for humans is unknown; however, the presence of multiple SFGR agents should be considered when serological surveillance data from Israel are interpreted because of significant antigenic cross-reactivity among Rickettsia. The epidemiology and ecology of SFGR in Israel appear to be more complicated than was previously believed.||en_US|
|dc.relation.ispartof||Am J Trop Med Hyg||en_US|
|dc.title||Spotted fever group rickettsiae in ticks collected from wild animals in Israel.||en_US|
|utslib.for||0502 Environmental Science and Management||en_US|
|utslib.for||11 Medical And Health Sciences||en_US|
|pubs.organisational-group||/University of Technology Sydney|
|pubs.organisational-group||/University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science|
|pubs.organisational-group||/University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science/School of Life Sciences|
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