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Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 Dec;11(12):1961-4.

Human Rickettsia felis infection, Canary Islands, Spain.

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Hospital Universitario Insular de Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain.

Abstract

We report the first cases of human infection by Rickettsia felis in the Canary Islands. Antibodies against R. felis were found in 5 adsorbed serum samples from 44 patients with clinically suspected rickettsiosis by Western blot serology. Fleas from 1 patient's dog were positive for R. felis by polymerase chain reaction.

PMID:
16485491
PMCID:
PMC3367641
DOI:
10.3201/eid1112.050711
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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