Molecular detection of spotted fever group rickettsiae in ticks from Ethiopia and Chad.


DNA extracted from 363 ticks collected in Ethiopia and 9 ticks collected in Chad, Africa were screened by PCR to detect DNA from spotted fever group rickettsiae. Fifteen ticks (4.1%) collected in Ethiopia and one tick (11%) collected in Chad tested positive when PCR targeting the gltA and ompA rickettsial genes was performed. PCR-positive products of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2008.03.015


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