Effects of homologous and heterologous immunization on the reservoir competence of domestic dogs for Rickettsia conorii (israelensis).

@article{Levin2014EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of homologous and heterologous immunization on the reservoir competence of domestic dogs for Rickettsia conorii (israelensis).},
  author={Michael L. Levin and Galina E. Zemtsova and Merrill Montgomery and Lindsay Fann Killmaster},
  journal={Ticks and tick-borne diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={33-40}
}
A number of spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsiae cause serious infections in humans. Several antigenically related rickettsial agents may coexist within the same geographical area, and humans or vertebrate hosts may be sequentially exposed to multiple SFG agents. We assessed whether exposure of a vertebrate reservoir to one SFG Rickettsia will affect the host's immune response to a related pathogen and the efficiency of transmission to uninfected ticks. Two pairs of dogs were each infected… CONTINUE READING
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