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Volume 24, Number 11—November 2018
Research Letter

Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiae in Inner Mongolia, China, 2015–2016

Gaowa, Wulantuya, Xuhong Yin, Shengchun Guo, Chunlian Ding, Minzhi Cao, Hiroki Kawabata, Kozue Sato, Shuji Ando, Hiromi Fujita, Fumihiko Kawamori, Hongru Su, Masahiko Shimada, Yuko Shimamura, Shuichi Masuda, and Norio OhashiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: College of Hetao, Bayan Nur City, Inner Mongolia, China (Gaowa, Wulantuya, X. Yin, S. Guo, C. Ding); Bayan Nur Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bayan Nur City (M. Cao); National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan (H. Kawabata, K. Sato, S. Ando); Mahara Institute of Medical Acarology, Anan City, Tokushima, Japan (H. Fujita); University of Shizuoka, Shizuoka City, Japan (F. Kawamori, H. Su, M. Shimada, Y. Shimamura, S. Masuda, N. Ohashi)

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PCR survey of SFGR infections in patients and ticks, Inner Mongolia, China, 2015–2016*

Patient type or tick species
No. tested
No. (%) gltA positive for SFGR
Rickettsia raoultii
R. aeschlimannii
Brucellosis-seronegative patients
6 (2.3)
6 (2.3)
Hyalomma asiaticum 766 118 (15.4) 0 118 (15.4)
Hyalomma marginatum 198 0 160 (80.8) 160 (80.8)
Dermacentor nuttalli 1,418 830 (58.5) 158 (11.1) 988 (69.7)†
Rhipicephalus turanicus 76 0 0 0
Total ticks 2,458 948 (38.6) 318 (12.9) 1,266 (51.5)

*SFGR, spotted fever group rickettsiae.
†We did not detect dual infection with R. raoultii and R. aeschlimannii in D. nuttalli ticks in this study.

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