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dc.creatorTroyo Rodríguez, Adriana
dc.creatorÁlvarez, Danilo
dc.creatorTaylor Castillo, Mayra Lizeth
dc.creatorAbdalla, Gabriela
dc.creatorCalderón Arguedas, Ólger
dc.creatorZambrano, María L.
dc.creatorDasch, Gregory A.
dc.creatorLindblade, Kim
dc.creatorHun Opfer, Ruchilia Laya
dc.creatorEremeeva, Marina E.
dc.creatorEstévez, Alejandra
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-22T19:45:49Z
dc.date.available2018-06-22T19:45:49Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationhttp://www.ajtmh.org/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0742es_ES
dc.identifier.issn0002-9637
dc.identifier.issn1476-1645
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/74978
dc.description.abstractRickettsia felis is an emerging human pathogen associated primarily with the cat flea Ctenocephalides felis.In this study, we investigated the presence of Rickettsia felis in C. felis from Guatemala and Costa Rica. Ctenocephalides felis were collected directly from dogs and cats, and analyzed by polymerase chain reaction for Rickettsia-specific fragments of 17-kDa protein, OmpA, and citrate synthase genes. Rickettsia DNA was detected in 64% (55 of 86) and 58% (47 of 81) of flea pools in Guatemala and Costa Rica, respectively. Sequencing of glt A fragments identified R. felis genotype URRWXCal 2 in samples from both countries, and genotype Rf2125 in Costa Rica. This is the first report of R. felis in Guatemala and of genotype Rf2125 in Costa Rica. The extensive presence of this pathogen in countries of Central America stresses the need for increased awareness and diagnosis.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad de Costa Rica/[803-A8-127]/UCR/Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipRed para la Investigación y entrenamiento en Enfermedades Tropicales/[9-N-2008]/NeTropica/Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.relation.ispartofThe American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Volumen 86 Número 6
dc.sourceThe American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol.86(6), pp.1054-1056es_ES
dc.subject636.089 medicina veterinariaes_ES
dc.titleRickettsia felis in Ctenocephalides felis from Guatemala and Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.date.updated2018-05-15T19:45:17Z
dc.identifier.doi10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0742
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias de la Salud::Centro de Investigación en Enfermedades Tropicales (CIET)es_ES
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Salud::Facultad de Microbiologíaes_ES
dc.identifier.codproyecto803-A8-127


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