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Spotted fever is a disease of which Rickettsia rickettsii is the most pathogenic agent. Its transmission is by tick bites and the infected ticks can act as vectors, reservoirs or amplifiers. The purpose of this paper is to assess the potential of dogs and horses as sentinels for brazilian spotted...

Author(s)
Cunha, N. C. da; Lemos, E. R. S. de; Rozental, T.; Teixeira, R. C.; Cordeiro, M. D.; Lisbôa, R. S.; Favacho, A. R.; Barreira, J. D.; Rezende, J. de; Fonseca, A. H. da
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Sociedade de Medicina Veterinária do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janerio, Brazil
Citation
Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 2014, 36, 3, pp 294-300
Abstract

A serological survey of tick-borne rickettsiosis was conducted in the county of Santa Cruz do Escalvado, Minas Gerais, Brazil, following the confirmation of a fatal clinical case of Rocky Mountain spotted fever by immunofluorescence and histopathology. Serum samples obtained from 679 apparently...

Author(s)
Lemos, E. R. S. de; Machado, R. D.; Coura, J. R.
Citation
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 1994, 89, 4, pp 497-501
Abstract

A study on tick-borne rickettsiosis (Brazilian spotted fever, caused by Rickettsia rickettsii) was conducted in the 'county' of Santa Cruz do Escalvado, Minas Gerais, Brazil, where a clinical case of the disease, confirmed by necropsy, had been reported. Of the 1254 ticks collected (at 2- to...

Author(s)
Lemos, E. R. S. de; Machado, R. D.; Pires, F. D. de A.; Machado, S. L.; Costa, L. M. C. da; Coura, J. R.
Citation
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 1997, 92, 4, pp 477-481

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