Identification of Dermacentor reticulatus Ticks Carrying Rickettsia raoultii on Migrating Jackal, Denmark

Kirstine Klitgaard Schou, Mariann Chriél, Anastasia Isbrand, Tim Kåre Jensen, Rene Bødker

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    Abstract

    From a migrating golden jackal (Canis aureus), we retrieved 21 live male Dermacentor reticulatus ticks, a species not previously reported from wildlife in Denmark. We identified Rickettsia raoultii from 18 (86%) of the ticks. This bacterium is associated with scalp eschar and neck lymphadenopathy after tick bite syndrome among humans.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases (Print Edition)
    Volume23
    Issue number12
    Pages (from-to)2072-2074
    ISSN1080-6040
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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