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Volume 17, Number 5—May 2011

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Rickettsia parkeri in Gulf Coast Ticks, Southeastern Virginia, USA

Chelsea L. Wright, Robyn M. Nadolny, Ju Jiang, Allen L. Richards, Daniel E. Sonenshine, Holly D. Gaff, and Wayne L. HynesComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA (C.L. Wright, R. Nadolny, D.E. Sonenshine, H.D. Gaff, W.L. Hynes); Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA (J. Jiang, A.L. Richards)

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Table 2

Real-time PCR results for adult Amblyomma maculatum ticks collected from southeastern Virginia, USA, 2010

Month and collection site Total no. ticks No. (%) positive for Rickettsia parkeri
May
Chesapeake 12 10 (83)
Virginia Beach 0 0
Portsmouth 0 0
Total
12
10 (83)
June
Chesapeake 37 15 (40.5)
Virginia Beach 4 0
Portsmouth 0 0
Total
41
15 (36.5)
July
Chesapeake 3 2 (66.7)
Virginia Beach 1 0
Portsmouth 3 1 (33.3)
Total
7
3 (42.9)
August
Chesapeake 1 0
Virginia Beach 2 0
Portsmouth 0 0
Total
3
0
September
Chesapeake 1 0
Virginia Beach 1 0
Portsmouth 0 0
Total
2
0
Total 65 28 (43.1)

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