Ehrlichia and spotted fever group Rickettsiae surveillance in Amblyomma americanum in Virginia through use of a novel six-plex real-time PCR assay.

@article{Gaines2014EhrlichiaAS,
  title={Ehrlichia and spotted fever group Rickettsiae surveillance in Amblyomma americanum in Virginia through use of a novel six-plex real-time PCR assay.},
  author={David N. Gaines and Darwin J. Operario and Suzanne E. Stroup and Ellen Y. Stromdahl and Chelsea L. Wright and Holly D. Gaff and James T. Broyhill and Joshua Smith and D. E. Norris and Tyler C Henning and Agape Lucas and Eric R Houpt},
  journal={Vector borne and zoonotic diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={
          307-16
        }
}
The population of the lone star tick Amblyomma americanum has expanded in North America over the last several decades. It is known to be an aggressive and nondiscriminatory biter and is by far the most common human-biting tick encountered in Virginia. Few studies of human pathogen prevalence in ticks have been conducted in our state since the mid-twentieth century. We developed a six-plex real-time PCR assay to detect three Ehrlichia species (E. chaffeensis, E. ewingii, and Panola Mountain… CONTINUE READING
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