Volume 84, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



A new genotype of spotted fever group (SFGR) was identified in from eastern Sicily. On the basis of current molecular criteria, the genetic characteristics obtained from multiple locus sequence typing satisfy the requirements for status of this SFGR. Further detection and identification of this SFGR during entomological and clinical surveys will be required to establish the prevalence of this and its potential pathogenicity for humans.


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  • Received : 24 Mar 2010
  • Accepted : 14 Aug 2010
  • Published online : 05 Jan 2011

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