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Volume 14, Number 7—July 2008

Research

Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiae in Ticks, Morocco

Mhammed Sarih*1, Cristina Socolovschi†1, Najma Boudebouch*, Mohammed Hassar*, Didier Raoult†, and Philippe Parola†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Institut Pasteur du Maroc, Casablanca, Morocco; †World Health Organization Collaborative Center for Rickettsioses and Other Arthropod Borne Bacterial Diseases, Marseille, France;

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Distribution of ticks in Morocco from which rickettsial DNA was detected by PCR. A) Rhipicephalus sanguineus, B) Haemaphysalis sulcata, C) Ha. punctata, D) Ixodes ricinus, E) Hyalomma marginatum marginatum, F) Dermacentor marginatus. Green circles indicate areas where ticks were collected and found to harbor rickettsiae. Ovals indicate distribution of each tick species in which rickettsial DNA was detected by PCR.

Figure. Distribution of ticks in Morocco from which rickettsial DNA was detected by PCR. A) Rhipicephalus sanguineus, B) Haemaphysalis sulcata, C) Ha. punctata, D) Ixodes ricinus, E) Hyalomma marginatum marginatum, F) Dermacentor marginatus. Green circles indicate areas where ticks were collected and found to harbor rickettsiae. Ovals indicate distribution of each tick species in which rickettsial DNA was detected by PCR.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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