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Rickettsia rickettsii and Rickettsia-like organisms in Maryland


Summary

The primary goal of this projct is to demonstrate that Rickettsia rickettsii (agent of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever) is not circulating in the classic Dermacentor cycle in eastern Maryland; and to identify and characterize Rickettsia and Rickettsia-like NIAID priority pathogens infecting man-biting ticks of Maryland.

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  • Start Date: 
    07/01/2008
  • End Date: 
    06/30/2010

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