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Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 Nov;11(11):1742-4.

Bartonella quintana and Rickettsia felis in Gabon.

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Ricksettias Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Université de la Méditerranée, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille CEDEX 5, France.

Abstract

We detected Rickettsia felis DNA in Ctenocephalides felis and Bartonella quintana DNA in 3 Pulex irritans fleas taken from a pet Cercopithecus cephus monkey in Gabon, sub-Saharan Africa. This is the first report of B. quintana in the human flea.

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16318727
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PMC3367350
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10.3201/eid1111.050861
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