Rickettsial infections of dogs, horses and ticks in Juiz de Fora, southeastern Brazil, and isolation of Rickettsia rickettsii from Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks

@article{Pacheco2011RickettsialIO,
  title={Rickettsial infections of dogs, horses and ticks in Juiz de Fora, southeastern Brazil, and isolation of Rickettsia rickettsii from Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks},
  author={Richard de Campos Pacheco and Jonas Moraes-Filho and E Guedes and Iara Silveira and Leonardo Jos{\'e} Richtzenhain and Rom{\'a}rio Cerqueira Leite and Marcelo Bahia Labruna},
  journal={Medical and Veterinary Entomology},
  year={2011},
  volume={25}
}
The present study was performed in an area endemic for Brazilian spotted fever (BSF) in Juiz de Fora, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, during the years 2007 and 2008, when fatal cases of BSF (caused by Rickettsia rickettsii) were reported. Adult ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) identified as Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Latreille) and Amblyomma cajennense (Fabricius) were collected from dogs and horses, respectively, and tested by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Overall, 13.1% of the Rh. sanguineus ticks… Expand
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