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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 91, No. 3, 1996, pp. 273-275
Bioline Code: oc96054
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 91, No. 3, 1996, pp. 273-275

 en Primary Isolation of Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiae from Amblyomma cooperi Collected from Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris in Brazil
Elba Regina Sampaio de Lemos; Heloisa Helena Barbosa Melles; Silvia Colombo; Raimundo Diogo Machado; Jose Rodrigues Coura; Maria Angelica Arpon Guimar es; Selenio R Sanseverino & Aline Moura

Abstract

This paper reports the first isolation of a spotted fever
group rickettsia from an Amblyomma cooperi ixodid
collected from a capybara (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris) in
an endemic area of spotted fever in the County of Pedreira, State
of S o Paulo, Brazil.  Isolation was performed in Vero cell
culture and submitted to immunofluorescence, using antibody from
Rickettsia rickettsii-positive human serum.

Keywords
Rickettsia - Amblyomma cooperi - isolation - capybara (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris) - Brazil

 
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