Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to site content
CDC Home

Volume 10, Number 8—August 2004

Dispatch

Rickettsia parkeri in Amblyomma triste from Uruguay

José M. Venzal*Comments to Author , Aránzazu Portillo†, Agustín Estrada-Peña‡, Oscar Castro*, Perla A. Cabrera*, and José A. Oteo†
Author affiliations: *Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay; †Hospital de La Rioja, Logroño, Spain; ‡Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

Main Article

Table

Amblyomma triste ticks collected from different origins in Uruguaya

Host No. of ticks (N = 91)
Location Date of isolation PCR amplification
SFG Rickettsia species found in ticks
Males Females ompA gltA 16S rRNA
Human 1
0
1
Maldonado
Nov 1999




Human 2
2
0
Canelones
Oct 2000




Patient 3b
1
0
Montevideo
Oct 2000
+
+
+
R. parkeri
Human 4
2
0
Maldonado
Dec 2000




Human 5
1
0
San José
Oct 2001




Human 6
0
1
Canelones
Sep 2002
+
+
+
R. parkeri
Human 7
1
0
Montevideo
Dec 2002
+
+
+
R. parkeri
Human 8
1
2
Montevideo
Oct 2002




Human 9
2
7
Montevideo
Oct 2002




Human 10
1
1
Canelones
Aug 2003




Human 11
1
1
Canelones
Aug 2003




Human 12
2
1
Montevideo
Oct 2003




Human 13
0
1
Montevideo
Sep 2003




Human 14
3
4
Canelones
Sep 2003




Human 15
4
8
Montevideo
Oct 2003




Human 16
2
0
Canelones
Nov 2003




Human 17
1
0
Canelones
Nov 2003




Human 18
0
2
Montevideo
Jan 2004




Goat 1
1
0
Maldonado
Nov 1999




Goat 2
0
2
Canelones
Oct 2000




Rodent
2
2
Montevideo
Oct 2000




Dog 1
3
21
Maldonado
Dec 2000
+ (3)
+ (3)
+ (3)
R. parkeri
Dog 2
0
1
San José
Oct 2001




Dog 3
1
4
Canelones
Sep 2002




Vegetation 0 1 Montevideo Dec 2002

aPCR, polymerase chain reaction; SFG, spotted fever group.
bPatient 3 had rickettsioses.

Main Article

Top of Page

USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO