1921
Volume 59, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

A nested polymerase chain reaction specific for Ehrlichia chaffeensis was used to attempt to amplify DNA from extracts of 100 individual ticks collected from 13 counties in central Missouri. Seventeen of 59 Amblyomma americanum and six of 41 Dermacentor variabilis ticks exhibited the characteristic 389-basepair product. This supports the hypothesis that these tick species may be vectors of human monocytic ehrlichiosis.

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