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Volume 15, Number 10—October 2009

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Novel Rickettsia in Ticks, Tasmania, Australia

Leonard IzzardComments to Author , Stephen Graves, Erika Cox, Stan Fenwick, Nathan Unsworth, and John Stenos
Author affiliations: Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory, Geelong, Victoria, Australia (L. Izzard, S. Graves, J. Stenos); Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia (L. Izzard, S. Fenwick, J. Stenos); Launceston General Hospital, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia (E. Cox); Texas A&M Health Science Center, College Station, Texas, USA (N. Unsworth)

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Figure 1

Map of Tasmania, Australia, showing number of positive (black) and negative (white) ticks and their locations. The question mark indicates unknown locations. A total of 55% of the ticks were positive for a spotted fever group rickettsia.

Figure 1. Map of Tasmania, Australia, showing number of positive (black) and negative (white) ticks and their locations. The question mark indicates unknown locations. A total of 55% of the ticks were positive for a spotted fever group rickettsia.

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