Rickettsia sibirica Isolation from a Patient and Detection in Ticks, Portugal

@inproceedings{Sousa2006RickettsiaSI,
  title={Rickettsia sibirica Isolation from a Patient and Detection in Ticks, Portugal},
  author={R Santiago De Sousa and Conceiç{\~a}o Barata and Liliana R. Vitorino and Margarida Santos-Silva and Carlos Carrapato and Jorge Torgal and David H Walker and F{\'a}tima Bacellar},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2006}
}
We report the first isolation of Rickettsia sibirica (strain mongolotimonae) from the blood of a patient and detection by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of the rickettsia in a Rhipicephalus pusillus tick collected from a dead mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) in the Alentejo region, Portugal. We describe also the first PCR detection of a new Rickettsia strain that is related to R. sibirica.