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Emerg Infect Dis. 2002 Mar;8(3):317-9.

Rickettsia felis in Ctenocephalides spp. fleas, Brazil.

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Departamento de Nutrição Clinica e Social, Escola de Nutrição, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Campus Morro do Cruzeiro, Ouro Preto-Minas Gerais State, Brazil-CEP 34.500-000.

Abstract

In June 2000, suspected cases of Brazilian spotted fever (BSF) occurred in Coronel Fabriciano Municipality, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Pooled fleas collected near two fatal cases contained rickettsial DNA. The nucleotide sequence alignment of the 391-bp segment of the 17-kDa protein gene showed that the products were identical to each other and to the R. felis 17-kDa gene, confirming circulation of R. felis in Brazil.

PMID:
11927031
PMCID:
PMC2732462
DOI:
10.3201/eid0803.010301
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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