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Unlocking the Science of Rickettsiology
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Neoehlichia species have been detected in 12.9% of Ixodes holocyclus ticks from Australia. Although Neoehlichia species in the northern hemisphere have been shown to cause diseases, their pathogenicity in Australia is currently unknown.
As there is no cell-cultured isolate for this agent, the only diagnostic test that can be offered at this time is PCR.
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