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Rickettsia sibirica

Rickettsia sibirica is a species belonging to the Rickettsia family. It is the causative agent of North Asian tick typhus, which is a tick-borne rickettsiosis in Siberia and eastern China. It uses ixodid ticks, chiefly Dermacentor and Haemaphysalis spp., as its etiological agent.

References

  1. Parola P, Paddock CD, Raoult D (2005). “Tick-Borne Rickettsioses around the World: Emerging Diseases Challenging Old Concepts”. Clinical Microbiology Reviews. 18 (4): 719–756.
  2. Sentausa, E., El Karkouri, K., Robert, C., Raoult, D., & Fournier, P.-E. (2012). Sequence and Annotation of Rickettsia sibirica sibirica Genome. Journal of Bacteriology, 194(9), 2377–2377. https://doi.org/10.1128/jb.00150-12

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