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

Report Date:

2011-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE