Detection and identification of spotted fever group Rickettsiae and Ehrlichiae in African ticks

Emerg Infect Dis. Nov-Dec 2001;7(6):1014-7. doi: 10.3201/eid0706.010616.

Abstract

Rickettsia africae, a recently identified pathogen, was detected for the first time in Amblyomma ticks from Niger, Mali, Burundi, and Sudan, and "R. mongolotimonae" was identified for the first time in Africa. Rickettsiae of unknown pathogenicity and two new ehrlichiae of the Ehrlichia canis group were identified in ticks from Mali and Niger.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Africa
  • Anaplasmataceae / genetics
  • Anaplasmataceae / isolation & purification*
  • Animals
  • Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins / genetics
  • Bacterial Proteins / genetics
  • Base Sequence
  • Cattle
  • Cattle Diseases / parasitology*
  • DNA, Bacterial
  • Dog Diseases / parasitology*
  • Dogs
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Rickettsia / genetics
  • Rickettsia / isolation & purification*
  • Tick Infestations / parasitology
  • Tick Infestations / veterinary*
  • Ticks / microbiology*

Substances

  • Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins
  • Bacterial Proteins
  • DNA, Bacterial
  • GltA protein, Listeria monocytogenes
  • OMPA outer membrane proteins

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AF311959
  • GENBANK/AF311960
  • GENBANK/AF311961
  • GENBANK/AF311962
  • GENBANK/AF311963
  • GENBANK/AF311964
  • GENBANK/AF311965
  • GENBANK/AF311966
  • GENBANK/AF311967
  • GENBANK/AF311968