Detection of Rickettsia parkeri from within Piura, Peru, and the first reported presence of Candidatus Rickettsia andeanae in the tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus.

@article{FloresMendoza2013DetectionOR,
  title={Detection of Rickettsia parkeri from within Piura, Peru, and the first reported presence of Candidatus Rickettsia andeanae in the tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus.},
  author={Carmen Flores-Mendoza and David A. Florin and Vidal Felices and Edwar J Pozo and Paul C. F. Graf and R. A. Gopinath C. S. Burrus and Allen L. Richards},
  journal={Vector borne and zoonotic diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 7},
  pages={505-8}
}
Domestic farm animals (n=145) were sampled for the presence of ectoparasites in northwestern Peru during March, 2008. Ninety domestic animals (62%) were positive for the presence of an ectoparasite(s) and produced a total collection of the following: 728 ticks [Amblyomma maculatum, Anocentor nitens, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, Rhipicephalus sanguineus, and Otobius megnini], 12 lice (Haematopinus suis), and 3 fleas (Ctenocephalides felis). A Rickettsia genus-specific qPCR assay was… CONTINUE READING

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