Rickettsia parkeri in Amblyomma maculatum Ticks, North Carolina, USA, 2009–2010
Andrea S. Varela-Stokes , Christopher D. Paddock, Barry Engber, and Marcee Toliver
Author affiliations: Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, USA (A.S. Varela-Stokes); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (C.D. Paddock); North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (B. Engber, M. Toliver)
Figure. Distribution of Rickettsia parkeri–infected Amblyomma maculatum ticks collected in North Carolina, USA, during 2009−2010 and in archived specimens (inset). Numbers indicate total number positive for R. parkeri by PCR/total number tested in that county.
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