Volume 11, Number 3—March 2005
Rickettsiae in Ixodid Ticks, Sicily
|No. of ticks infected/total no. of ticks examined (tick species)||Minimum-maximum infection rate (%)||Rickettsia spp. identified (% identity with sca4 of spotted fever group rickettsiae)|
|Dermacentor marginatus (2/7)||28.5||R. slovaca (100)|
|Haemaphysalis punctata (1/15)||6.6||R. slovaca (100)|
|Hyalomma marginatum (2*/24)||8.3–20.8||R. aeschlimannii (99.79)|
|Hyalomma marginatum (1/24)||4.1||R. africae (99.75) Rickettsia sp. strain S (99.25) R. honei (99.0)|
|Rhipicephalus turanicus (1†/52)||1.9–7.6||R. conorii (100)|
*Two pools of 2 and 3 ticks were positive. †One pool of 4 ticks was positive.
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