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Volume 20, Number 5—May 2014

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Rickettsia spp. in Seabird Ticks from Western Indian Ocean Islands, 2011–2012

Muriel DietrichComments to Author , Camille Lebarbenchon, Audrey Jaeger, Céline Le Rouzic, Matthieu Bastien, Erwan Lagadec, Karen D. McCoy, Hervé Pascalis, Matthieu Le Corre, Koussay Dellagi, and Pablo Tortosa
Author affiliations: Centre de Recherche et de Veille sur les Maladies Émergentes dans l’Océan Indien, Sainte Clotilde, Réunion Island, France (M. Dietrich, C. Lebarbenchon, C. Le Rouzic, M. Bastien, E. Lagadec, H. Pascalis, K. Dellagi, P. Tortosa); Université de La Réunion, Saint Denis, Réunion Island, France (M. Dietrich, C. Lebarbenchon, P. Tortosa, A. Jaeger, C. Le Rouzic, M. Bastien, M. Le Corre); Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Sainte Clotilde (E. Lagadec, H. Pascalis, K. Dellagi); Maladies Infectieuses et Vecteurs: Ecologie, Génétique, Evolution et Contrôle, Montpellier, France (K.D. McCoy)

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Table

Species and numbers of ticks collected during a study of the distribution and host specificity of Rickettsia sppin seabird ticks on 6 remote islands in the western Indian Ocean, 2011–2012

Island, host species
Tick species
No. ticks detected
Detection rate, %, Rickettsia spp. (±95% CI)
Aride
Puffinus pacificus, Onychoprion fuscatus
Amblyomma loculosum
31
45 (18)
Bird
O. fuscatus Carios capensis 13 8 (15)

A. loculosum
41
37 (1)
Europa
O. fuscatus
C. capensis
42
74 (1)
Juan de Nova
O. fuscatus
C. capensis
43
16 (1)
Réunion
P. pacificus C. capensis 39 59 (1)

A. loculosum
72
46 (12)
Tromelin
Sula sula, S. dactylatra C. capensis 23 26 (18)

A. loculosum
14
93 (13)
Total 318 45 (5)

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