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- Schumacher, Lauren B.M., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Ticks and tick-borne diseases 2017 v.8 no.4 pp. 615-622
- Amblyomma americanum; DNA; Dermacentor; Rhipicephalus sanguineus; Rickettsia rickettsii; Rocky Mountain spotted fever; blood; dermatitis; dogs; edema; females; fever; guinea pigs; hosts; humans; larvae; molting; nymphs; pathogens; ticks; transovarial transmission; vector competence; Arizona; South America; Virginia
- ... Rickettsia rickettsii – the etiologic agent of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) – is widely spread across the Americas. In the US, Dermacentor spp. ticks are identified as primary vectors of R. rickettsii and Rhipicephalus sanguineus s.l. has been implicated in transmission of this pathogen in several locations in the Southwest. Conversely, ticks of the genus Amblyomma are recognized vectors of ...
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