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Rickettsia helvetica in Dermacentor reticulatus Ticks

By Marinko Dobec, Dragutin Golubic, Volga Punda-Polic, Franz Kaeppeli and Martin Sievers


We report on the molecular evidence that Dermacentor reticulatus ticks in Croatia are infected with Rickettsia helvetica (10%) or Rickettsia slovaca (2%) or co-infected with both species (1%). These findings expand the knowledge of the geographic distribution of R. helvetica and D. reticulatus ticks

Topics: Dispatch
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Provided by: PubMed Central

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