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Volume 10, Number 9—September 2004


Detection of Anaplasma phagocytophilum DNA in Ixodes Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) from Madeira Island and Setúbal District, Mainland Portugal

Ana Sofia Santos*Comments to Author , Maria Margarida Santos-Silva*, Victor Carlos Almeida†, Fátima Bacellar*, and John Stephen Dumler‡
Author affiliations: *Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Águas de Moura, Portugal; †Direcção Regional de Pecuária, Funchal, Portugal; ‡The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Table 2

PCR-positive results of ticksa

Sites No. positive nymphs No. positive adults Tick extracts codes
Madeira Island
  1 6 11; 60; 93; 118; 122; 137
Setúbal District Mainland Portugal
  3 1 1 160; 246 (respectively)

aPCR, polymerase chain reaction.

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