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Rickettsia bellii in ticks Amblyomma varium Koch, 1844, from birds in Peru

Maria Ogrzewalska, Ivan Literak, Jorge M Cardenas-Callirgos, Miroslav Capek, Marcelo B Labruna
Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 2012, 3 (4): 254-6
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Amazonian birds were caught and examined for the presence of ectoparasites in the Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve near Iquitos, Peru, from 13 to 16 August 2011. A total of 40 birds representing 16 species were examined. Two birds (5%) were infested with 2 larvae of Amblyomma varium Koch, 1844, and one nymph of A. calcaratum Neumann, 1899. The 2 larvae of A. varium were infected with Rickettsia bellii. This is the first report of R. bellii in A. varium and also the first record of this rickettsia in Peru. In addition, an immature A. calcaratum is reported from Peru for the first time.

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