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Title: Primera detección de Candidatus Rickettsia colombianensi en el departamento del Meta, Colombia
Author: Sanchez Lerma, Liliana
Verónica Contreras Cogollo
Salim Mattar Velillaq
Islay Rodríguez González
Molina Atehortua, Andrés David
Castro Peñuela, Daniel Felipe
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Issue Date: 2019
Keywords: Article
bacterium detection
glta gene
ompa gene
ompb gene
polymerase chain reaction
Abstract: Introduction: Rickettsia is a genus of Gram-negative obligate intracellular bacteria that cause several epidemics around the world and are transmitted mainly by ticks, fleas, lice and mites. Rickettsiosis is a re-emergent infectious disease without epidemiological surveillance in Colombia. Until few years ago, Rickettsia rickettsi was the only tick-borne Rickettsioses in America; however, new species are being described, and although their pathogenicity has not been confirmed, they should be considered as potential pathogens. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the presence of rickettsial agents in ticks in the state of Meta, Colombia. Material and Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted; ticks were collected and, after their taxonomic identification, gltA, ompA and ompB genes were amplified and sequenced. Results: A total of 169 pools were obtained to which PCR were carried out, of which 2 PCR were amplified for the gltA, ompA and ompB genes. Conclusions: These results demonstrate the presence of Rickettsia spp in ticks in the State of Meta. © 2019 Universidad de Ciencias Medicas de La Hab. All rights reserved.
Type: Artículo
Citation: SANCHEZ L,VCC,SMV,IRG,Molina AD,Castro DF. Primera detección de Candidatus Rickettsia colombianensi en el departamento del Meta, Colombia. Rev. Habanera Cienc. Med. 2019. 18. (3):p. 487-499. .
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