The genus Rickettsia in Mexico: Current knowledge and perspectives

Sokani Sánchez-Montes*, Pablo Colunga-Salas, Yokomi N. Lozano-Sardaneta, Héctor M. Zazueta-Islas, Gerardo G. Ballados-González, Beatriz Salceda-Sánchez, Herón Huerta-Jiménez, Marco Torres-Castro, Jesús Alonso Panti-May, Gaspar Peniche-Lara, Claudia I. Muñoz-García, Emilio Rendón-Franco, Melina M. Ojeda-Chi, Roger I. Rodríguez-Vivas, Jorge Zavala-Castro, Karla Dzul-Rosado, César Lugo-Caballero, Virginia E. Alcántara-Rodríguez, Jesús Delgado-de la Mora, Jesús D. Licona-EnríquezDavid Delgado-de la Mora, Andrés M. López-Pérez, Gerardo Álvarez-Hernández, Luis Tinoco-Gracia, Moisés Rodríguez-Lomelí, Armando Ulloa-García, Selene Blum-Domínguez, Paulino Tamay-Segovia, Gabriela Aguilar-Tipacamú, Anabel Cruz-Romero, Dora Romero-Salas, Miguel A. Martínez-Medina, Ingeborg Becker

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Resumen

The genus Rickettsia encompasses 35 valid species of intracellular, coccobacilli bacteria that can infect several eukaryotic taxa, causing multiple emerging and re-emerging diseases worldwide. This work aimed to gather and summarise the current knowledge about the genus Rickettsia in Mexico, updating the taxonomy of the bacteria and their hosts by including all the records available until 2020, to elucidate host-parasite relationships and determine the geographical distribution of each Rickettsia species present in the country. Until now, 14 species of Rickettsia belonging to four groups have been recorded in Mexico. These species have been associated with 26 arthropod species (14 hard ticks, three soft ticks, two sucking lice, and seven fleas) and 17 mammal species distributed over 30 states in Mexico. This work highlights the high biological inventory of rickettsias for Mexico and reinforces the need to approach the study of this group from a One Health perspective.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo101633
PublicaciónTicks and Tick-borne Diseases
Volumen12
N.º2
DOI
EstadoPublicada - mar 2021

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