1921
Volume 48, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract

Three rickettsial strains isolated from ticks in southern France in 1991 were characterized by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, Western blotting with polyclonal mouse antisera, microimmunofluorescence serologic typing, and the polymerase chain reaction followed by analysis of restriction fragment length polymorphisms. By these methods, the isolates appear to be identical to the spotted fever group rickettsia, , which has so far been found only in Czechoslovakia. The fact that this rickettsial strain of unknown pathogenicity may occur in the same regions where is endemic is of particular epidemiologic importance.

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