Detection and identification of Rickettsia helvetica and Rickettsia sp. IRS3/IRS4 in Ixodes ricinus ticks found on humans in Spain

@article{FernndezSoto2004DetectionAI,
  title={Detection and identification of Rickettsia helvetica and Rickettsia sp. IRS3/IRS4 in Ixodes ricinus ticks found on humans in Spain},
  author={Pedro Fern{\'a}ndez-Soto and Ricardo P{\'e}rez-S{\'a}nchez and Antonio Encinas-Grandes and R Sanz},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={648-649}
}
New Rickettsia spp. are continuously being isolated from ticks around the world, but in most cases their pathogenicity remains to be determined. Some rickettsiae first thought to be nonpathogenic have later been associated with human disease, such as Rickettsia slovaca [1], Rickettsia helvetica [2–4], Rickettsia aeschlimannii [5] and, more recently, the Spanish strain Bar29 (Rickettsia massiliae genogroup), which seems to play a role in the pathogenesis of Mediterranean spotted fever [6]. There… 

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