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Presence of Rickettsia raoultii in Dermacentor Ticks from Wildlife in Central Spain

Poster presented in 8th ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting

February 22nd, 2010

Garcia N., Iriso A., Perez-Sancho M., Alvarez J., Martin-Otero LE., Benitez P. and Goyache J.

The genus Rickettsia includes a large number of bacteria considered important emerging tick-borne human pathogens. The genus is divided into three groups: the typhus group (TG), the scrub typhus group and the spotted fever group (SFG). SFG rickettsiae include several pathogenic and nonpathogenic species such as R. conori, R. massilae and R. raoultii. R. raoultii was first isolated in Russia in 1999 and defined as a new species in 2008. Since then this agent has been detected in different European scenarios implicated in human and animal disease and mainly associated with Dermacentor ticks.
In recent years a number of studies performed on ticks recovered from domestic and wild animals as well as from the environment in different regions of Spain demonstrated that SFG rickettsiae other than R. conorii have a higher prevalence than previously thought, which was surprising because R. conorii seemed to be the prevailing rickettsial agent




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Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Zoonosis Emergentes, de Baja Prevalencia y Agresivos Biológicos (NED). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).


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8th ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting


8th ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting
February 21st-24th, 2010
Baltimore
United States

TITLE: Presence of Rickettsia raoultii in Dermacentor Ticks from Wildlife in Central Spain


TYPE: Poster communication


AUTHORS: Garcia N., Iriso A., Perez-Sancho M., Alvarez J., Martin-Otero LE., Benitez P. and Goyache J.


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


First
Nerea García Benzaquén
3rd
Marta Pérez Sancho
4th
Julio Álvarez Sánchez
5th
Luis Enrique Martín Otero
Last
Joaquín Goyache Goñi

DATE: February 22nd, 2010


CITE THIS COMMUNICATION:

Garcia N., Iriso A., Perez-Sancho M., Alvarez J., Martin-Otero LE., Benitez P. and Goyache J. Presence of Rickettsia raoultii in Dermacentor Ticks from Wildlife in Central Spain. 8th ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting, The American Society for Microbiology, Baltimore, United States, February 22nd, 2010. (Poster communication)


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