[Rickettsia slovaca: an agent of the group of exanthematous fevers, in Portugal].


BACKGROUND Identification of Rickettsia isolated from Dermacentor marginatus ticks from Portugal. METHODS Using recently developed techniques (shell-vial isolation, PCR/RFLP genetical methods, SDS-PAGE), serological studies and animal induced pathology to isolate and characterize tick-borne rickettsiae. RESULTS A total of 632 adults D. marginatus ticks… (More)