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We screened 768 tick pools containing 6,962 ticks from Khammouan Province, Laos, by using quantitative real-time PCR and identified Rickettsia spp., Ehrlichia spp., and Borrelia spp. Sequencing of Rickettsia spp.-positive and Borrelia spp.-positive pools provided evidence for distinct genotypes. Our results identified bacteria with human disease potential in ticks in Laos.

Original publication

DOI

10.3201/eid2209.151969

Type

Journal article

Journal

Emerging infectious diseases

Publication Date

09/2016

Volume

22

Pages

1635 - 1639