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Emerg Infect Dis. 2006 May;12(5):841-3.

Rickettsia felis in fleas, Western Australia.

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  • 1Veterinary and Biomedical Science, Murdoch University, South Str., Murdoch, Perth, WA 6150, Australia.

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This study is the first confirmation of Rickettsia felis in Australia. The organism was identified from 4 species of fleas obtained from dogs and cats in Western Australia, by using polymerase chain reaction amplification and DNA sequencing of the citrate synthase and outer membrane protein A genes.

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