Rickettsia africae and Novel Rickettsial Strain in Amblyomma spp. Ticks, Nicaragua, 2013.
- Author(s): Vogel, Helena
- Foley, Janet
- Fiorello, Christine V
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.3201/eid2402.161901
We report molecular detection of Rickettsia africae in Amblyomma ovale ticks from Nicaragua and a novel rickettsial strain in an A. triste tick. Of 146 ticks from dogs, 16.4% were Rickettsia PCR positive. The presence of Rickettsia spp. in human-biting ticks in Nicaragua may pose a public health concern.