Aranzazu Portillo


Affiliation: Area de Enfermedades Infecciosas
Country: Spain


  1. 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. ..
  2. Palomar A, Portillo A, Crespo A, Santibáñez 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. ..
  3. 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. ..