Detection of Rickettsia monacensis
from Ixodes nipponensis collected from rodents in Gyeonggi and Gangwon Provinces, Republic of Korea.
ricinus ticks are also known to harbor spotted fever group rickettsiae, including Rickettsia monacensis
, which was detected in Algeria in 2009 (4).
Furthermore, a few cases of human anaplasmosis and Rickettsia monacensis
infection in humans have been diagnosed in Spain (1-3).
We identified Rickettsia monacensis
as a cause of acute tickborne rickettsiosis in 2 humans.