Rickettsia parkeri Rickettsiosis, Arizona, USA
Kristen L. Herrick, Sandra A. Pena, Hayley Yaglom, Brent J. Layton, Amanda Moors, Amanda D. Loftis, Marah E. Condit, Joseph Singleton, Cecilia Y. Kato, Amy M. Denison, Dianna Ng, James W. Mertins, and Christopher D. Paddock
Author affiliations: Arizona Department of Health Services, Phoenix, Arizona, USA (K.L. Herrick, H.D. Yaglom); Gila County Division of Health and Emergency Management, Globe, Arizona, USA (S.A. Pena); Pinal Mountain Internal Medicine, Globe (B.J. Layton); Moors Wildlife Management Services, Globe (A. Moors); Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona, USA (A.D. Loftis); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (M.E. Condit, J. Singleton, C.Y. Kato, A.M. Denison, D. Ng, C.D. Paddock); National Veterinary Services Laboratories, Ames, Iowa, USA (J.W. Mertins)
Figure 1. A) Typical habitat in the Pajarito Mountains in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA, near the location where patient 1 sustained a bite from a tick that resulted in Rickettsia parkeri rickettsiosis in July 2014. B) Male tick identical to the tick that bit patient 1. The distinctive white ornamentation on the scutum and disjunct geographic origin strongly support its presumptive identification as Amblyomma triste.
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