Rickettsia rickettsii transmission by a lone star tick, North Carolina.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Only indirect or circumstantial evidence has been published to support transmission of Rickettsia rickettsii by Amblyomma americanum (lone star) ticks in North America. This study provides molecular evidence that A. americanum ticks can function, although most likely infrequently, as vectors of Rocky Mountain spotted fever for humans.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Breitschwerdt, EB; Hegarty, BC; Maggi, RG; Lantos, PM; Aslett, DM; Bradley, JM

Published Date

  • May 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 873 - 875

PubMed ID

  • 21529399

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3321779

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1080-6059

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3201/eid1705.101530


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States