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Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Feb;18(2):328-31. doi: 10.3201/eid1802.111372.

Rickettsia felis infection in febrile patients, western Kenya, 2007-2010.

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Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya.

Abstract

To determine previous exposure and incidence of rickettsial infections in western Kenya during 2007-2010, we conducted hospital-based surveillance. Antibodies against rickettsiae were detected in 57.4% of previously collected serum samples. In a 2008-2010 prospective study, Rickettsia felis DNA was 2.2× more likely to be detected in febrile than in afebrile persons.

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PMC3310467
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10.3201/eid1802.111372
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