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Title: Detection of Borrelia lusitaniae, Rickettsia sp. IRS3, Rickettsia monacensis and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Ixodes ricinus collected in Madeira Island, Portugal
Authors: Lopes de Carvalho, Isabel
Milhano, N.
Santos, A.S.
Almeida, V.
Barros, S.C.
De Sousa, R.
Núncio, M.S.
Keywords: Estudos de Vectores e Doenças Infecciosas
Issue Date: Aug-2008
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert
Citation: Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2008 Aug;8(4):575-9
Abstract: A total of 300 Ixodes ricinus ticks were tested by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the presence of Borrelia spp., Rickettsia spp., and Anaplasma phagocytophilum. Sequence analysis demonstrated 8 (2.7%) ticks infected with B. lusitaniae, 60 (20%) with Rickettsia spp., and 1 (0.3%) with A. phagocytophilum. Seven (2.3%) ticks were coinfected with B. lusitaniae and Rickettsia spp., 2 (0.6%) with R. monacensis, and 5 (1.7%) with Rickettsia sp. IRS3. The results of this study suggest simultaneous transmission of multiple tick-borne agents on Madeira Island, Portugal.
Peer review: yes
ISSN: 1530-3667
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