Presence of Chlamydiales DNA in ticks and fleas suggests that ticks are carriers of Chlamydiae.

@article{Croxatto2014PresenceOC,
  title={Presence of Chlamydiales DNA in ticks and fleas suggests that ticks are carriers of Chlamydiae.},
  author={Antony Croxatto and Nadia Rieille and Tahar Kernif and Idir Bitam and S{\'e}bastien Aeby and Olivier P{\'e}ter and Gilbert Greub},
  journal={Ticks and tick-borne diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={359-65}
}
The Chlamydiales order includes the Chlamydiaceae, Parachlamydiaceae, Waddliaceae, Simkaniaceae, Criblamydiaceae, Rhabdochlamydiaceae, Clavichlamydiaceae, and Piscichlamydiaceae families. Members of the Chlamydiales order are obligate intracellular bacteria that replicate within eukaryotic cells of different origins including humans, animals, and amoebae. Many of these bacteria are pathogens or emerging pathogens of both humans and animals, but their true diversity is largely underestimated… CONTINUE READING