Cultivation of Rickettsia amblyommii in tick cells, prevalence in Florida lone star ticks (Amblyomma americanum)

@inproceedings{Sayler2014CultivationOR,
  title={Cultivation of Rickettsia amblyommii in tick cells, prevalence in Florida lone star ticks (Amblyomma americanum)},
  author={K A Sayler and Heather L. Wamsley and Melanie G Pate and Anthony F. Barbet and Arthur R. Alleman},
  booktitle={Parasites & Vectors},
  year={2014}
}
Rickettsia amblyommii is a bacterium in the spotted fever group of organisms associated with the lone star tick (LST), Amblyomma americanum. The LST is the most commonly reported tick to parasitize humans in the southeastern US. Within this geographic region, there have been suspected cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) where the causative agent, R. rickettsii, was not identified in the local tick population. In these areas, patients with clinical signs of RMSF had low or no detectable… CONTINUE READING
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