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Borrelia, Coxiella, and Rickettsia in Carios capensis (Acari: Argasidae) from a brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) rookery in South Carolina, USA

Overview of attention for article published in Experimental & Applied Acarology, July 2006
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Title
Borrelia, Coxiella, and Rickettsia in Carios capensis (Acari: Argasidae) from a brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) rookery in South Carolina, USA
Published in
Experimental & Applied Acarology, July 2006
DOI 10.1007/s10493-006-9012-7
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Authors

Will K. Reeves, Amanda D. Loftis, Felicia Sanders, Mark D. Spinks, William Wills, Amy M. Denison, Gregory A. Dasch

Abstract

Argasid ticks are vectors of viral and bacterial agents of humans and animals. Carios capensis, a tick of seabirds, infests the nests of brown pelicans, Pelecanus occidentalis, and other ground nesting birds along the coast of South Carolina. This tick is associated with pelican nest abandonment and could pose a threat to humans visiting pelican rookeries if visitors are exposed to ticks harboring infectious agents. We collected ticks from a pelican rookery on Deveaux Bank, South Carolina and screened 64 individual ticks, six pools of larvae, and an egg mass for DNA from Bartonella, Borrelia, Coxiella, and Rickettsia by polymerase chain reaction amplification and sequencing. Ticks harbored DNA from "Borrelia lonestari", a novel Coxiella sp., and three species of Rickettsia, including Rickettsia felis and two undescribed Rickettsia spp. DNA from the Coxiella and two undescribed Rickettsia were detected in unfed larvae that emerged in the laboratory, which implies these agents are transmitted vertically by female ticks. We partially characterize the novel Coxiella by molecular means.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 5%
South Africa 1 3%
Portugal 1 3%
Brazil 1 3%
Costa Rica 1 3%
Canada 1 3%
Unknown 33 83%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 33%
Student > Master 10 25%
Researcher 7 18%
Student > Postgraduate 4 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 8%
Other 3 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 28 70%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 8%
Unspecified 2 5%
Philosophy 1 3%
Other 3 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 March 2012.
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#3,536,113
of 12,316,795 outputs
Outputs from Experimental & Applied Acarology
#65
of 492 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#56,607
of 201,923 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Experimental & Applied Acarology
#1
of 11 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 492 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.2. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 57% of its peers.
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