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Abstract

"Almost 100% of 52 cattle tested from the southern areas of Zimbabwe were found to have antibodies reactive with Rickettsia conorii compared with <30% of 120 cattle from the north. Steers artificially infected with R. conorii isolated from Amblyomma hebraeum were found to show no hematological or biochemical...

Author(s)
Kelly, P. J.; Mason, P. R.; Manning, T.; Slater, S.
Citation
Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 1991, 29, 2, pp 256-259
Abstract

A spotted fever group (SFG) Rickettsia was isolated in Zimbabwe from a patient with tick-bite fever, headache and regional lymphadenopathy. A further 6 isolates were obtained from Amblyomma hebraeum ticks collected in Zimbabwe. These human and tick isolates were indistinguishable from each other,...

Author(s)
Kelly, P. J.; Beati, L.; Matthewman, L. A.; Mason, P. R.; Dasch, G. A.; Raoult, D.
Citation
Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1994, 97, 3, pp 129-137
Abstract

All of the adult cattle ticks Amblyomma hebraeum collected at Mbizi in the low veld of Zimbabwe, and then maintained for 1 year on sheep in Harare, were found to be infected by rickettsiae. One engorged female was used for transmission experiments with rabbits. Eggs from this female were allowed to ...

Author(s)
Kelly, P. J.; Mason, P. R.
Citation
Journal of Medical Entomology, 1991, 28, 5, pp 598-600