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Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Aug;14(8):1294-6. doi: 10.3201/eid1408.071546.

Rickettsia felis in fleas, Germany.

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Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany. jeremie.gilles@gmail.com

Abstract

Among 310 fleas collected from dogs and cats in Germany, Rickettsia felis was detected in all specimens (34) of Archaeopsylla erinacei (hedgehog flea) and in 9% (24/226) of Ctenocephalides felis felis (cat flea). R. helvetica was detected in 1 Ceratophyllus gallinae (hen flea).

PMID:
18680660
PMCID:
PMC2600387
DOI:
10.3201/eid1408.071546
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