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An update on the epidemiological situation of spotted fever in Brazil
BackgroundSpotted fever is a tick-borne rickettsial disease. In Brazil, its notification to the Ministry of Health is compulsory. Since 2007, cases of spotted fever have been integrated to theExpand
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Epidemiological aspects of the Brazilian spotted fever: seasonal activity of ticks collected in an endemic area in São Paulo, Brazil.
Ticks were collected from vegetation and animals at monthly intervals during one year (1993-1994) in an endemic area of Brazilian spotted fever in the Country of Pedreira, State of São Paulo. SixExpand
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Ecological analysis of acari recovered from coprolites from archaeological site of northeast Brazil.
Coprolite samples of human and animal origin from the excavations performed at the archaeological site of Furna do Estrago, at Brejo da Madre de Deus in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil and sent toExpand
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Rickettsia rickettsii, Rickettsia felis and Rickettsia sp. TwKM03 infecting Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Ctenocephalides felis collected from dogs in a Brazilian spotted fever focus in the State of
Brazilian spotted fever (BSF) caused by Rickettsia rickettsii is transmitted to humans by Amblyomma tick species occurring mainly in southeastern regions of the country. The disease is similar to theExpand
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Ocorrência de fascioliasis humana no município de Volta Redonda, RJ, Brasil
Atraves do resultado de exames coprologicos realizados em pacientes atendidos em postos de saude e hospitais do municipio de Volta Redonda, assinala-se a primeira ocorrencia da fascioliasis humana noExpand
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Rickettsia rickettsii infecting Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato (Latreille 1806), in high altitude atlantic forest fragments, Ceara State, Brazil.
In Brazil, Spotted Fever (SF) is caused by Rickettsia rickettsii and Rickettsia parkeri strain Atlantic Forest. In recent years, several human cases of a milder SF have been reported from the MaciçoExpand
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Rickettsia sp. Strain NOD Infecting Ticks (Amblyomma nodosum) in an Endemic Area of Spotted Fever in Brazil
Abstract:  Amblyomma nodosum ticks were collected from one collared anteater (Tamandua tetradactyla) in the Caatinga biome, Brazil. From one sample, we isolated a Rickettsia sp. that wasExpand
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Evaluation of the acarofauna of the domiciliary ecosystem in Juiz de Fora, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
From August 1999 to January 2000, samples of house dust were collected from 160 domiciles in the city of Juiz de Fora, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. In 36 of these domiciles kitchen samples wereExpand
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Bacteria associated with Amblyomma cajennense tick eggs
Abstract Ticks represent a large group of pathogen vectors that blood feed on a diversity of hosts. In the Americas, the Ixodidae ticks Amblyomma cajennense are responsible for severe impact onExpand
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Geographical distribution of Lyme-like borreliosis in Brazil: Hot spots for research and surveillance.
Of these, 679 laboratory tests were reactive in the Federated Units (FU) of Espírito Santo 31.95% (217-679), Paraná 23.12% (157-679), Tocantins 17.52% (119-679), Mato Grosso do Sul 14.58% (99-679),Expand
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