Rickettsiae of spotted fever group, Borrelia valaisiana, and Coxiella burnetii in ticks on passerine birds and mammals from the Camargue in the south of France.

@article{Socolovschi2012RickettsiaeOS,
  title={Rickettsiae of spotted fever group, Borrelia valaisiana, and Coxiella burnetii in ticks on passerine birds and mammals from the Camargue in the south of France.},
  author={Cristina Socolovschi and Pierre Luc Reynaud and Tahar Kernif and Didier Raoult and Philippe Parola},
  journal={Ticks and tick-borne diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={3 5-6},
  pages={
          355-60
        }
}
Ticks are obligate hematophagous arthropods that have a limited mobility, but can be transported over large geographical distances by wild and domestic mammals and birds. In this study, we analyze the presence of emerging zoonotic bacteria in ticks collected from passerine birds and mammals present in the Camargue, in the south of France, which is a major rallying point for birds migrating from Eurasia and Africa. The presence of Coxiella burnetii, Rickettsia, Borrelia, and Bartonella was… CONTINUE READING
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