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Volume 19, Number 2—February 2013


Clustered Cases of Rickettsia sibirica mongolitimonae Infection, France

Sophie Edouard, Philippe Parola, Cristina Socolovschi, Bernard Davoust, Bernard La Scola, and Didier RaoultComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliation: Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France

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Ticks collected from property of 2 patients infected with Rickettsia sibirica mongolitimonae, France, 2011*

Location of tick collection No. ticks collected Tick species identification† No. ticks (Rickettsia species)
Harboring rickettsial DNA From which rickettsiae were cultured
Garden 2 ND 0 0
Dog 21 Rhipicephalus sanguineus 2 (R. massiliae) 0
Cat litter 7 ND 1 (R. massiliae) 1 (R. massiliae)
Cat 9 Rh. pusillus 1 (R. sibirica mongolitimonae) 1 (R. sibirica mongolitimonae)
Scrub land 5 ND 0 0

*ND, not done.
†Based on 12S rRNA gene. All adult ticks were morphologically identified as Rh. sanguineus.

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