High Incidence of Rickettsiosis Correlated to Prevalence of Rickettsia japonica among Haemaphysalis longicornis Tick

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Abstract

Endemic spotted fever group rickettsiosis was reported in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. From an analysis of 14 clinical cases found in the endemic area, the infectious agent of spotted fever group rickettsiosis was identified as <i>Rickettsia japonica</i>. In this study, we also found that <i>Rickettsia japonica</i> was highly infected with the vector tick, <i>Haemaphysalis longicornis</i>, in the endemic area. These findings suggest that the high incidence of rickettsiosis in Shimane Prefecture can be explained by the high prevalence of <i>Rickettsia japonica</i> among <i>Haemaphysalis longicornis</i> ticks.<br>

Journal

  • Journal of Veterinary Medical Science

    Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 73(4), 507-510, 2011

    JAPANESE SOCIETY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130000444545
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10796138
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    0916-7250
  • NDL Article ID
    11104869
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR22(科学技術--農林水産--畜産)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z18-350
  • Data Source
    CJPref  NDL  J-STAGE 
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