Isolation of a previously undescribed rickettsia from an aborted bovine fetus. Academic Article uri icon


  • A previously undescribed obligate intracellular bacterium was isolated from an aborted bovine fetus. The organism was resistant to penicillin, replicated within cytoplasmic vacuoles, exhibited structural characteristics compatible with the rickettsias, and shared antigenic determinants with Cowdria ruminantium.

published proceedings

  • J Clin Microbiol

author list (cited authors)

  • Dilbeck, P. M., Evermann, J. F., Crawford, T. B., Ward, A. C., Leathers, C. W., Holland, C. J., ... McGuire, T. C.

citation count

  • 75

complete list of authors

  • Dilbeck, PM||Evermann, JF||Crawford, TB||Ward, AC||Leathers, CW||Holland, CJ||Mebus, CA||Logan, LL||Rurangirwa, FR||McGuire, TC

publication date

  • April 1990