Irina V Tarasevich

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We describe the characterization of a novel Rickettsia species cultivated from Dermacentor ticks collected in Russia and France, for which we propose the name Rickettsia raoultii sp. nov. Using multigene sequencing, we demonstrated that five rickettsial isolates from Dermacentor silvarum, Dermacentor reticulatus, Dermacentor marginatus and Dermacentor(More)
A total of 395 adult ixodid ticks from three genera (Dermacentor, Haemaphysalis, and Ixodes) collected from the Urals to the Far East of Russia were tested by PCR and sequencing for the presence of spotted fever rickettsiae, anaplasmae, and ehrlichiae. Four, pathogens recognized in humans were detected in ticks: Rickettsia sibirica, R. heilongjiangensis, R.(More)
Two spotted fever group rickettsia strains, A-108 and A-167, were isolated from the hemolymph of Rhipicephalus pumilio ticks collected in the Astrakhan region of Russia, which is area endemic for Astrakhan fever. These tick isolates were compared with a strain isolated from a patient suffering from Astrakhan fever and with reference spotted fever group(More)
Over the last 20 years, advances in molecular techniques have greatly facilitated the identification of the members of the Rickettsiales, and numerous new species and diseases have been described. In this paper, we review taxonomic rules and appropriate approaches to valid naming of rickettsial species and the diseases they cause.
An acute tick-borne rickettsiosis caused by Rickettsia heilongjiangensis was diagnosed in 13 patients from the Russian Far East in 2002. We amplified and sequenced four portions of three rickettsial genes from the patients' skin biopsy results and blood samples and showed that the amplified rickettsial genes belong to R. heilongjiangensis, which was(More)
gram-negative intracellular bacilli associated with arthropods, mainly ticks, which may act as vectors [1]. At present, there are two human tickborne rickettsioses known to occur in Russia: Siberian tick typhus (or North Asian tickborne rickettsiosis) and Astrakhan spotted fever [1]. Siberian tick typhus is caused by Rickettsia sibirica, and active foci of(More)
Dermacentor nuttallii from Siberia, Rhipicephalus sanguineus from Crimea, and Rh. pumilio from the Astrakhan region were infected with Rickettsia sibirica (12%), R. conorii (8%), and the Astrakhan fever agent (3%), respectively. Three new Rickettsiae of the R. massiliae genogroup were identified in ticks by 16S rDNA, gltA, and ompA sequencing.
Twenty female imago of Haemaphysalis concinnae ticks collected from wild vegetation in May of 2001 in the Obor region near Khabarovsk in the Russian Far East were studied. DNA was extracted with commercially available kits following manufacturer's instructions. We used broad range primers SFG3 and SFG6 proposed for amplification of 16S ribosomal RNA gene's(More)