Molecular identification of Bartonella bacilliformis in ticks collected from two species of wild mammals in Madre de Dios: Peru

Juana Del Valle-Mendoza, Jesús Rojas-Jaimes, Fernando Vásquez-Achaya, Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis, Germán Correa-Nuñez, Wilmer Silva-Caso, Andrés G. Lescano, Xiuping Song, Qiyong Liu, Dongmei Li

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Abstract

Objective: To study the presence of Bartonella bacilliformis in ticks collected from two wild mammals in Madre de Dios, Peru. Results: A total of 110 ticks were collected. Among the 43 Amblyomma spp. extracted from the 3 Tapirus terrestris only 3 were positive for B. bacilliformis. In addition, 12 out of the 67 Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus obtained from the 3 Pecari tajacu were positive for B. bacilliformis. For the first time B. bacilliformis have been detected in arthropods other than Lutzomyia spp. Further studies are required to elucidate the possible role of ticks in the spread of South American Bartonellosis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number405
JournalBMC Research Notes
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Bartonella bacilliformis
  • Carrion's disease
  • PCR
  • Peru
  • Ticks

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