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Volume 17, Number 7—July 2011
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Rickettsia parkeri Rickettsiosis, Argentina

Yamila RomerComments to Author , Alfredo C. Seijo, Favio Crudo, William L. Nicholson, Andrea Varela-Stokes, R. Ryan Lash, and Christopher D. Paddock
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Hospital F.J. Muñiz, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Y. Romer, A.C. Seijo, F. Crudo); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (W.L. Nicholson, C.D. Paddock); Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, USA (A. Varela-Stokes); The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA (R.R. Lash)

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Figure 1

Confirmed and suspected cases of Rickettsia parkeri rickettsiosis, Argentina. The box (A) enlarged in panel (B) shows the extent of the area in which Argentinean provinces, representing patient exposure locations to ticks, are labeled and highlighted. A previous study (10) identified ticks collected from the Paraná Delta near the city of Campana. Numbers of suspected and confirmed cases of R. parkeri rickettsiosis, by province during 2004–2009, are shown in parentheses. The national capital city

Figure 1. Confirmed and suspected cases of Rickettsia parkeri rickettsiosis, Argentina. The box (A) enlarged in panel (B) shows the extent of the area in which Argentinean provinces, representing patient exposure locations to ticks, are labeled and highlighted. A previous study (10) identified ticks collected from the Paraná Delta near the city of Campana. Numbers of suspected and confirmed cases of R. parkeri rickettsiosis, by province during 2004–2009, are shown in parentheses. The national capital city of Buenos Aires continues to experience rapid population growth into adjacent lands in and near the Paraná Delta. Rocky Mountain spotted fever, a more severe tick-borne rickettsiosis, has been described in the province of Jujuy in the northwestern corner of Argentina (15,16).

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