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Investigation of Rickettsia, Coxiella burnetii and Bartonella in ticks from animals in South Africa.

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dc.contributor.author Halajian, A
dc.contributor.author Palomar, AM
dc.contributor.author Portillo, A
dc.contributor.author Heyne, H
dc.contributor.author Luus-Powell, WJ
dc.contributor.author Oteo, JA
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-07T07:55:19Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-07T07:55:19Z
dc.date.copyright 2016-03
dc.date.issued 2016-03
dc.identifier.citation Halajian, A, Palomar, AM, Portillo, A, Heyne, H, Luus-Powell, WJ & Oteo, JA 2016, ‘Investigation of Rickettsia, Coxiella burnetii and Bartonella in ticks from animals in South Africa’, Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 361-366, Viewed 06 August 2018, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2015.12.008 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1877-959X
dc.identifier.uri https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877959X15300492?via%3Dihub
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10907/2727
dc.description.abstract Ticks are involved in the epidemiology of several human pathogens including spotted fever group (SFG) Rickettsia spp., Coxiella burnetii and Bartonella spp. Human diseases caused by these microorganisms have been reported from South Africa. The presence of SFG Rickettsia spp., C. burnetii and Bartonella spp. was investigated in 205 ticks collected from domestic and wild animals from Western Cape and Limpopo provinces (South Africa). Rickettsia massiliae was detected in 10 Amblyomma sylvaticum and 1 Rhipicephalus simus whereas Rickettsia africae was amplified in 7 Amblyomma hebraeum. Neither C. burnetii nor Bartonella spp. was found in the examined ticks. This study demonstrates the presence of the tick borne pathogen R. massiliae in South Africa (Western Cape and Limpopo provinces), and corroborates the presence of the African tick-bite fever agent (R. africae) in this country (Limpopo province) en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Research Foundation (South Africa) en_US
dc.format.extent tables: 3, fig.: 1, 5 P. en_US
dc.format.medium PDF en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject Vector-borne en_US
dc.subject Rickettsia spp en_US
dc.subject Coxiella burnetii en_US
dc.subject Bartonella spp en_US
dc.subject Ticks en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.title Investigation of Rickettsia, Coxiella burnetii and Bartonella in ticks from animals in South Africa. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Elsevier en_US


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