Characterization of spotted fever group rickettsiae in flea and tick specimens from northern Peru.

@article{Blair2004CharacterizationOS,
  title={Characterization of spotted fever group rickettsiae in flea and tick specimens from northern Peru.},
  author={Patrick Blair and Ju Jiang and G. Sch{\"o}ler and Cec{\'i}lia Moron and Elizabeth Anaya and Manuel C{\'e}spedes and Christopher Cruz and Vidal Felices and Carolina Guevara and Leonardo H. Mendoza and Pablo Villaseca and John W. Sumner and Allen L. Richards and James G. Olson},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={42 11},
  pages={4961-7}
}
Evidence of spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsiae was obtained from flea pools and individual ticks collected at three sites in northwestern Peru within the focus of an outbreak of febrile disease in humans attributed, in part, to SFG rickettsia infections. Molecular identification of the etiologic agents from these samples was determined after partial sequencing of the 17-kDa common antigen gene (htrA) as well as pairwise nucleotide sequence homology with one or more of the following genes… CONTINUE READING
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