Detection of Endosymbiont Candidatus Midichloria mitochondrii and Tickborne Pathogens in Humans Exposed to Tick Bites, Italy
, Roberta Iatta1
, Piero Lovreglio, Angela Stufano, Younes Laidoudi, Jairo Alfonso Mendoza-Roldan, Marcos Antonio Bezerra-Santos, Vincenzo Veneziano, Francesco Di Gennaro, Annalisa Saracino, Maria Chironna, Claudio Bandi, and Domenico Otranto
Author affiliations: University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy (G. Sgroi, R. Iatta, P. Lovreglio, A. Stufano, Y. Laidoudi, J.A. Mendoza-Roldan, M.A. Bezerra-Santos, F. Di Gennaro, A. Saracino, M. Chironna, D. Otranto); University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy (V. Veneziano); Osservatorio Faunistico Venatorio, Naples (V. Veneziano); University of Milan Statale, Milan, Italy (C. Bandi); Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran (D. Otranto)
Figure 1. Distribution of 17 persons in whom Candidatus Midichloria mitochondrii and tickborne pathogens were detected, Italy, 2021. Inset shows region of interest in southern Italy (green shading). APU, Apulia; BAS, Basilicata; B. lusitaniae, Borrelia lusitaniae; CAM, Campania; C. burnetii, Coxiella burnetii; R. raoultii, Rickettsia raoultii.
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