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Volume 12, Number 7—July 2006

Rickettsia sibirica Isolation from a Patient and Detection in Ticks, Portugal

Rita de Sousa*Comments to Author , Conceição Barata†, Liliana Vitorino‡, Margarida Santos-Silva*, Carlos Carrapato§, Jorge Torgal¶, David Walker#, and Fátima Bacellar*
Author affiliations: *Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr Ricardo Jorge, Águas de Moura, Portugal; †Hospital do Espírito Santo-Évora, Évora, Portugal; ‡Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal; §Instituto da Conservação da Natureza, Mértola, Portugal; ¶Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal; #University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

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Table 1

Number of Rhipicephalus spp. collected in the Alentejo region and identified rickettsiae

site Origin Tick species (no., sex)* Identified rickettsia
Beja Egyptian mongoose Rhipicephalus turanicus (2M) 1 Rickettsia bar29
Mourão Vegetation R. turanicus (1M) 1 Rickettsia bar29
Egyptian mongoose R. pusillus (13F;7M) 1 R. sibirica
Mértola Dog R. sanguineus (8F; 22M) 2 Rickettsia bar29
Vegetation R. sanguineus (2F; 4M)
R. turanicus (2F)
Cow R. sanguineus (3F)
R. bursa (2M)
Sheep R. sanguineus (1F)
R. bursa (1F; 2M) 1 Rickettsia sp.
R. turanicus (2F; 4M) 1 Rickettsia bar29
Ourique Dog R. turanicus (1M) 1 Rickettsia bar29
Beja Dog R. sanguineus (6 M) 1 Rickettsia bar29
R. sanguineus (1M)
Ourique Dog R. sanguineus (10F; 7M)
Mértola Dog R. sanguineus (2F, 2M)

*F, female; M, male.

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