The distribution and dynamics of Rickettsia in the tick population of Ohio.

@article{Pretzman1990TheDA,
  title={The distribution and dynamics of Rickettsia in the tick population of Ohio.},
  author={C Pretzman and N Daugherty and Karl Poetter and D W Ralph},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1990},
  volume={590},
  pages={227-36}
}
A five-year survey of ticks and associated rickettsia in Ohio shows a partitioning of spotted fever group rickettsia (namely, Rickettsia montana and R. rickettsii) into three areas of the state where the majority of human spotted fever cases occur. The percentage of ticks infected, even in areas with a high incidence of disease, is remarkably low, less than 1%. The statewide infection rate for R. bellii approaches 3%, and this organism appears to be more evenly distributed throughout the state… CONTINUE READING

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