Characterization of a spotted fever group Rickettsia from Ixodes ricinus ticks in Sweden.

Abstract

A spotted fever group rickettsia isolated from the common tick, Ixodes ricinus, was genetically characterized by PCR and genomic sequencing. This study was performed with nymphal and adult ticks collected in southern and central Sweden. I. ricinus is the only North European tick species of medical importance which is regularly collected from humans. No… (More)

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@article{Nilsson1997CharacterizationOA, title={Characterization of a spotted fever group Rickettsia from Ixodes ricinus ticks in Sweden.}, author={Kent W. Nilsson and Thomas G. T. Jaenson and Ingrid S Uhnoo and Olle Lindquist and Bertil Pettersson and M. Uhl{\'e}n and G{\"o}ran Friman and Carl P{\aa}hlson}, journal={Journal of clinical microbiology}, year={1997}, volume={35 1}, pages={243-7} }