Illustrations of decontamination of mycoplasma-contaminated O. tsutsugamushi strains by repeating passage through cell cultures with antibiotics. Ikeda is a high virulent strain, whereas Kuroki is a low virulent strain, which is difficult to propagate in mice. LCM: lincomycin, CPFX: ciprofloxacin, Myco: mycoplasmas, Ots: O. tsutsugamushi.
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