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Ehrlichia canis in Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks in the Ivory Coast.
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PMID:  23141106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Canine monocytic ehrlichiosis caused by Ehrlichia canis is distributed globally, but its prevalence in Africa is poorly known. In the study reported herein, 27% of Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks collected from watchdogs in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, were positive for E. canis using quantitative real-time PCR. A new molecular strategy is proposed that can be used not only for epidemiological study, but also for the diagnosis of canine monocytic ehrlichiosis. Our findings show for the first time the presence of E. canis using molecular tools in the Ivory Coast, providing direct evidence for the presence of this pathogen.
Cristina Socolovschi; José Gomez; Jean-Lou Marié; Bernard Davoust; Pierre-Michel Guigal; Didier Raoult; Philippe Parola
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ticks and tick-borne diseases     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1877-9603     ISO Abbreviation:  Ticks Tick Borne Dis     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101522599     Medline TA:  Ticks Tick Borne Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
Aix Marseille Université, Unité de Recherche en Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes (URMITE), UM63, CNRS 7278, IRD 198, Inserm 1095, WHO Collaborative Center for Rickettsioses and other Arthropod Borne Bacterial Diseases, Faculté de Médecine, 27 Bd Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex 5, France.
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