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Tick-Borne RickettsialDiseases TBRD are emerging zoonotic diseases, and a problem of human healthand veterinary medication. The distribution of these diseases is related to thedistribution of vector. The presence of pathogens in the host is a riskindicator of population exposure to these areas. A total of 478 tissues samplesfrom rodents, A. phagocytophilum 183.7%, E. canis 47 9.8%, Rickettsia rickettsii 18 3.7% and E. chaffeensis 19 3.9% were detectedusing species-specific PCR assay. It is the first report in Mexico thepresence of rodents infected with A. phagocytophilum and E. chaffeensis. The rodent Peromyscus spp. were the most commonlyprevalent host of infection for all the bacteria’s. We have to consider as hostof TBRD transmitter and provide a useful contribution to understanding theirepidemiology. The health sector should be considered all the fevers of unknowncauses in humans and animals in Mexico as infections by these vector-bornerickettsial pathogens.


Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ehrlichia chaffeensis, Rickettsia rickettsii, Ehrlichia canis, Rodents

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Sosa-Gutiérrez, C. , Vargas, M. , Torres, J. and Gordillo-Pérez, G. 2014 Tick-Borne Rickettsial Pathogens in Rodents from Mexico. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 7, 884-889. doi: 10.4236-jbise.2014.711087.

Autor: Carolina G. Sosa-Gutiérrez, Margarita Vargas, Javier Torres, Guadalupe Gordillo-Pérez

Fuente: http://www.scirp.org/


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