Affiliation: Area de Enfermedades Infecciosas
Halajian A, Palomar A, Portillo A, Heyne H, Romero L, Oteo J. Detection of zoonotic agents and a new Rickettsia strain in ticks from donkeys from South Africa: Implications for travel medicine. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2018;26:43-50 pubmed publisher
..burnetii with Health importance. A potential new Rickettsia species, with unknown pathogenic potential, has been detected in the anthropophilic Rh. simus. ..
Palomar A, Portillo A, Crespo A, SantibÃ¡Ã±ez S, Mazuelas D, Oteo J. Prevalence of 'Candidatus Rickettsia vini' in Ixodes arboricola ticks in the North of Spain, 2011-2013. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:110 pubmed publisher
..4% of the samples yielded positive results and the nucleotide sequences were homologous (100% identity) to 'Candidatus Rickettsia vini'. The high rate of infection suggests that 'Ca. R. vini' is a common endosymbiont of I. arboricola. ..
Palomar A, Portillo A, Mazuelas D, Roncero L, Arizaga J, Crespo A, et al
. Molecular analysis of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus and Rickettsia in Hyalomma marginatum ticks removed from patients (Spain) and birds (Spain and Morocco), 2009-2015. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2016;7:983-987 pubmed publisher
..This study corroborates the presence of R. aeschlimannii in Spain and Morocco, and supports that H. marginatum can be a potential vector of R. sibirica subsp. mongolitimonae in the Iberian Peninsula. ..