Volume 19, Number 2—February 2013
Clustered Cases of Rickettsia sibirica mongolitimonae Infection, France
|Location of tick collection||No. ticks collected||Tick species identification†||No. ticks (Rickettsia species)
|Harboring rickettsial DNA||From which rickettsiae were cultured|
|Dog||21||Rhipicephalus sanguineus||2 (R. massiliae)||0|
|Cat litter||7||ND||1 (R. massiliae)||1 (R. massiliae)|
|Cat||9||Rh. pusillus||1 (R. sibirica mongolitimonae)||1 (R. sibirica mongolitimonae)|
*ND, not done.
†Based on 12S rRNA gene. All adult ticks were morphologically identified as Rh. sanguineus.
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