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Isolation of a Rickettsia slovaca-Like Agent from Dermacentor variabilis Ticks in Vero Cell Culture
- Killmaster, Lindsay F., Zemtsova, Galina E., Montgomery, Merrill, Schumacher, Lauren, Burrows, Matt, Levin, Michael L.
- Vector borne and zoonotic diseases 2016 v.16 no.1 pp. 61-62
- Dermacentor marginatus, Dermacentor variabilis, Rickettsia slovaca, adults, cell culture, disease vectors, erythema, humans, lymphatic diseases, necrosis, nymphs, ticks, Europe, North America, South America
- Rickettsia slovaca is transmitted by Dermacentor marginatus ticks, and is the causative agent of tick-borne lymphadenopathy and Dermacentor-borne necrosis erythema lymphadenopathy throughout Europe. It has not been found in New World ticks, nor have tick-borne lymphadenopathy or Dermacentor-borne necrosis erythema lymphadenopathy been reported in humans in the Americas. Here we describe the isolation of a R. slovaca-like agent from D. variabilis nymphs from a colony of ticks derived from field collected adults.