- About this Journal ·
- Abstracting and Indexing ·
- Aims and Scope ·
- Annual Issues ·
- Article Processing Charges ·
- Articles in Press ·
- Author Guidelines ·
- Bibliographic Information ·
- Citations to this Journal ·
- Contact Information ·
- Editorial Board ·
- Editorial Workflow ·
- Free eTOC Alerts ·
- Publication Ethics ·
- Reviewers Acknowledgment ·
- Submit a Manuscript ·
- Subscription Information ·
- Table of Contents
BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 402737, 6 pages
Comparative Evaluation of Infected and Noninfected Amblyomma triste Ticks with Rickettsia parkeri, the Agent of an Emerging Rickettsiosis in the New World
1Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade de São Paulo, Avenida Prof. Orlando Marques de Paiva 87, Cidade Universitária, 05508-270 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Avenida Pará 1720, Campus Umuarama-Bloco 2T, 38400-902 Uberlândia, MG, Brazil
3Faculdade de Agronomia e Medicina Veterinária, Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso, Avenida Fernando Corrêa da Costa 2367, Boa Esperança, 78060-900 Cuiabá, MT, Brazil
Received 6 April 2013; Revised 18 June 2013; Accepted 19 June 2013
Academic Editor: Georgios Theodoropoulos
Copyright © 2013 F. A. Nieri-Bastos et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
- R. R. Parker, “Observations on an infectious agent from Amblyomma maculatum,” Public Health Report, vol. 54, pp. 1482–1484, 1939.
- C. D. Paddock, “Rickettsia parkeri as a paradigm for multiple causes of tick-borne spotted fever in the western hemisphere,” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 1063, pp. 315–326, 2005.
- C. D. Paddock, J. W. Sumner, J. A. Comer et al., “Rickettsia parkeri: a newly recognized cause of spotted fever rickettsiosis in the United States,” Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 805–811, 2004.
- J. M. Venzal, A. Portillo, A. Estrada-Peña, O. Castro, P. A. Cabrera, and J. A. Oteo, “Rickettsia parkeri in Amblyomma triste from Uruguay,” Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 10, no. 8, pp. 1493–1495, 2004.
- I. Silveira, R. C. Pacheco, M. P. J. Szabó, H. G. C. Ramos, and M. B. Labruna, “Rickettsia parkeri in Brazil,” Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 13, no. 7, pp. 1111–1113, 2007.
- S. Nava, Y. Elshenawy, M. E. Eremeeva, J. W. Sumner, M. Mastropaolo, and C. D. Paddock, “Rickettsia parkeri in Argentina,” Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 14, no. 12, pp. 1894–1897, 2008.
- C. Flores-Mendoza, D. Florin, V. Felices, et al., “Detection of Rickettsia parkeri from within Piura, Peru, and the first reported presence of Candidatus Rickettsia andeanae in the tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus,” Vector Borne Zoonotic Diseases, 2013.
- W. C. Cragun, B. L. Bartlett, M. W. Ellis et al., “The expanding spectrum of eschar-associated rickettsioses in the United States,” Archives of Dermatology, vol. 146, no. 6, pp. 641–648, 2010.
- C. D. Paddock, R. W. Finley, C. S. Wright et al., “Rickettsia parkeri rickettsiosis and its clinical distinction from Rocky Mountain spotted fever,” Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 47, no. 9, pp. 1188–1196, 2008.
- T. J. Whitman, A. L. Richards, C. D. Paddock et al., “Rickettsia parkeri infection after tick bite, Virginia,” Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 334–336, 2007.
- I. A. Conti-Díaz, J. Moraes-Filho, R. C. Pacheco, and M. B. Labruna, “Serological evidence of Rickettsia parkeri as the etiological agent of rickettsiosis in Uruguay,” Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo, vol. 51, no. 6, pp. 337–339, 2009.
- Y. Romer, A. C. Seijo, F. Crudo et al., “Rickettsia parkeri rickettsiosis, Argentina,” Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 17, no. 7, pp. 1169–1173, 2011.
- M. G. Spolidorio, M. B. Labruna, E. Mantovani, P. E. Brandão, L. J. Richtzenhain, and N. H. Yoshinari, “Novel spotted fever group rickettsiosis, Brazil,” Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 521–523, 2010.
- N. Silva, M. E. Eremeeva, T. Rozental et al., “Eschar-associated spotted fever rickettsiosis, Bahia, Brazil,” Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 275–278, 2011.
- J. W. Sumner, L. A. Durden, J. Goddard et al., “Gulf coast ticks (Amblyomma maculatum) and Rickettsia parkeri, United States,” Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 751–753, 2007.
- F. C. Bishopp and H. L. Trembley, “Distribution and hosts of certain north american ticks,” Journal of Parasitology, vol. 31, pp. 26–54, 1945.
- A. Estrada-Peña, J. M. Venzal, A. J. Mangold, M. M. Cafrune, and A. A. Guglielmone, “The Amblyomma maculatum Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae: Amblyomminae) tick group: diagnostic characters, description of the larva of A. parvitarsum Neumann, 1901, 16S rDNA sequences, distribution and hosts,” Systematic Parasitology, vol. 60, no. 2, pp. 99–112, 2005.
- S. Nava, A. J. Mangold, M. Mastropaolo, J. M. Venzal, N. Fracassi, and A. A. Guglielmone, “Seasonal dynamics and hosts of Amblyomma triste (Acari: Ixodidae) in Argentina,” Veterinary Parasitology, vol. 181, no. 2–4, pp. 301–308, 2011.
- M. B. Labruna, T. Whitworth, M. C. Horta et al., “Rickettsia species infecting Amblyomma cooperi ticks from an area in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, where Brazilian spotted fever is endemic,” Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 90–98, 2004.
- R. C. Pacheco, J. M. Venzal, L. J. Richtzenhain, and M. B. Labruna, “Rickettsia parkeri in Uruguay,” Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 12, no. 11, pp. 1804–1805, 2006.
- M. B. Labruna, E. Y. M. Fugisaki, A. Pinter, J. M. B. Duarte, and M. J. P. Szabó, “Life cycle and host specificity of Amblyomma triste (Acari: Ixodidae) under laboratory conditions,” Experimental and Applied Acarology, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 305–316, 2003.
- A. Pinter, M. B. Labruna, and J. L. H. Faccini, “The sex ratio of Amblyomma cajennense (Acari: Ixodidae) with notes on the male feeding period in the laboratory,” Veterinary Parasitology, vol. 105, no. 1, pp. 79–88, 2002.
- J. L. Monteiro, “Comportamento experimental do Coelho aos virus do typho Exanthemático de São Paulo e da febre maculosa das Montanhas Rochosas,” Memórias do Instituto Butantan, vol. 8, pp. 3–80, 1933.
- R. O. Drummond and T. M. Whetstone, “Oviposition of the Gulf coast tick,” Journal Economy Entomology, vol. 66, pp. 130–133, 1970.
- M. B. Labruna, R. C. Leite, J. L. H. Faccini, and F. Ferreira, “Life cycle of the tick Haemaphysalis leporis-palustris (Acari: Ixodidae) under laboratory conditions,” Experimental and Applied Acarology, vol. 24, no. 9, pp. 683–694, 2000.
- L. A. Sangioni, M. C. Horta, M. C. B. Vianna et al., “Rickettsial infection in animals and Brazilian spotted fever endemicity,” Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 265–270, 2005.
- M. B. Labruna, M. C. Horta, D. M. Aguiar et al., “Prevalence of Rickettsia infection in dogs from the urban and rural areas of Monte Negro Municipality, Western Amazon, Brazil,” Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 249–255, 2007.
- M. Marrero and D. Raoult, “Centrifugation-shell vial technique for rapid detection of mediterranean spotted fever rickettsia in blood culture,” American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 197–199, 1989.
- V. Roux, P.-E. Fournier, and D. Raoult, “Differentiation of spotted fever group rickettsiae by sequencing and analysis of restriction fragment length polymorphism of PCR-amplified DNA of the gene encoding the protein rOmpA,” Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 34, no. 9, pp. 2058–2065, 1996.
- J. M. Venzal, A. Estrada-Peña, A. Portillo, et al., “Rickettsia parkeri: a Rickettsial pathogen transmitted by ticks in endemic areas for spotted fever rickettsiosis in southern Uruguay,” Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 131–134, 2012.
- P. Parola, C. D. Paddock, and D. Raoult, “Tick-borne rickettsioses around the world: emerging diseases challenging old concepts,” Clinical Microbiology Reviews, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 719–756, 2005.
- M. L. Niebylski, M. G. Peacock, and T. G. Schwan, “Lethal effect of Rickettsia rickettsii on its tick vector (Dermacentor andersoni),” Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 65, no. 2, pp. 773–778, 1999.
- A. S. Santos, F. Bacellar, M. Santos-Silva, P. Formosinho, A. J. Grácio, and S. Franca, “Ultrastructural study of the infection process of Rickettsia conorii in the salivary glands of the vector tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus,” Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 165–177, 2002.
- M. L. Levin, L. Killmaster, G. Zemtsova et al., “Incongruent effects of two isolates of Rickettsia conorii on the survival of Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks,” Experimental and Applied Acarology, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 347–359, 2009.
- W. Burgdorfer and L. P. Brinton, “Mechanisms of transovarial infection of spotted fever rickettsiae in ticks,” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 266, pp. 61–72, 1975.
- M. B. Labruna, M. Ogrzewalska, J. F. Soares et al., “Experimental Infection of Amblyomma aureolatum Ticks with Rickettsia rickettsii,” Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 829–834, 2011.