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Volume 8, Number 9—September 2002

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First Detection of Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiae in Ixodes ricinus from Italy

Tiziana Beninati*, Nathan Lo*†Comments to Author , Hiroaki Noda†, Fulvio Esposito‡, Annapaola Rizzoli§, Guido Favia‡, and Claudio Genchi*§
Author affiliations: *Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy; †National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan; ‡Università di Camerino, Macerata, Italy; §Centro di Ecologia Alpina, Trento, Italy;

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Figure 1

Location of Ixodes ricinus collection sites and detection of spotted fever group rickettsiae. 1). Trentino Province. Dots represent places where ticks were not found to have rickettsiae; different shapes represent the places where IrITA1 (Terlago, Denno, Vervó), IrITA2 (Molina di Ledro, Drena) and IrITA3 (Drena) were detected. In Feltre (2; Veneto Region) only IrITA1 was detected, while in Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi (3; Toscana Region) only IrITA2 was detected.

Figure 1. Location of Ixodes ricinus collection sites and detection of spotted fever group rickettsiae. 1). Trentino Province. Dots represent places where ticks were not found to have rickettsiae; different shapes represent the places where IrITA1 (Terlago, Denno, Vervó), IrITA2 (Molina di Ledro, Drena) and IrITA3 (Drena) were detected. In Feltre (2; Veneto Region) only IrITA1 was detected, while in Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi (3; Toscana Region) only IrITA2 was detected.

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