Rickettsia Parkeri in Brazil

Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Jul;13(7):1111-3. doi: 10.3201/eid1307.061397.

Abstract

We report finding Rickettsia parkeri in Brazil in 9.7% of Amblyomma triste ticks examined. An R. parkeri isolate was successfully established in Vero cell culture. Molecular characterization of the agent was performed by DNA sequencing of portions of the rickettsial genes gltA, htrA, ompA, and ompB.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Arachnid Vectors / microbiology*
  • Brazil / epidemiology
  • Chlorocebus aethiops
  • Deer / parasitology
  • Disease Reservoirs / veterinary
  • Rickettsia / classification
  • Rickettsia / isolation & purification*
  • Rickettsia Infections / epidemiology*
  • Species Specificity
  • Tick Infestations
  • Ticks / microbiology*
  • Vero Cells