Accession Number : ADA552037


Title :   Rickettsia parkeri in Gulf Coast Ticks, Southeastern Virginia, USA


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTER SILVER SPRING MD


Personal Author(s) : Wright, Chelsea L ; Nadolny, Robyn M ; Jiang, Ju ; Richards, Allen L ; Sonenshine, Daniel E ; Gaff, Holly D ; Hynes, Wayne L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a552037.pdf


Report Date : May 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : We report evidence that Amblyomma maculatum tick populations are well established in southeastern Virginia. We found that 43.1% of the adult Gulf Coast ticks collected in the summer of 2010 carried Rickettsia parkeri, suggesting that persons living in or visiting southeastern Virginia are at risk for infection with this pathogen.


Descriptors :   *RICKETTSIA , *TICKS , PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS , REPRINTS , RICKETTSIAL DISEASES , VIRGINIA


Subject Categories : Biology
      Microbiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE