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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.


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