Molecular identification of Bartonella bacilliformis in ticks collected from two species of wild mammals in Madre de Dios: Peru

@inproceedings{ValleMendoza2018MolecularIO,
  title={Molecular identification of Bartonella bacilliformis in ticks collected from two species of wild mammals in Madre de Dios: Peru},
  author={Juana Del Valle-Mendoza and Jes{\'u}s E Rojas-Jaimes and Fernando V{\'a}squez-Achaya and Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis and Germ{\'a}n H Correa-Nu{\~n}ez and Wilmer Silva-Caso and Andres G. Lescano and Xiuping Song and Qiyong Liu and Dongmei Li},
  booktitle={BMC Research Notes},
  year={2018}
}
ObjectiveTo study the presence of Bartonella bacilliformis in ticks collected from two wild mammals in Madre de Dios, Peru.ResultsA total of 110 ticks were collected. Among the 43 Amblyomma spp. extracted from the 3 Tapirus terrestris only 3 were positive for B. bacilliformis. In addition, 12 out of the 67 Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus obtained from the 3 Pecari tajacu were positive for B. bacilliformis. For the first time B. bacilliformis have been detected in arthropods other than… CONTINUE READING
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