Contreras, Verónica


Candidatus Rickettsia colombianensi in ticks from reptiles in Córdoba, Colombia

Miranda et al. (2020). Veterinary World. September-2020 13 (9)
Ca. Rickettsia colombianensi
Background and Aim: Wildlife animals are reservoirs of a large number of microorganisms pathogenic to humans, and ticks could be responsible for the transmission of these pathogens. Rickettsia spp. are the most prevalent pathogens found in ticks. This study was conducted to detect Rickettsia spp. in ticks collected from free-living and illegally trafficked reptiles from the Department of Córdoba, Colombia. Materials and Methods: During the period from October 2011 to July 2014, ticks belonging