Date: 22 Jul 2011

Diplorickettsia massiliensis as a human pathogen

Rent the article at a discount

Rent now

* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.

Get Access

Abstract

Diplorickettsia massiliensis has been recently isolated from Ixodes ricinus ticks. We screened 13,872 serum samples from patients in France with suspected tick-borne diseases and found three cases that had serological evidence of D. massiliensis infection; for one of these three cases, we obtained molecular evidence of an infection as well.