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Volume 10, Number 9—September 2004

Dispatch

Acinetobacter baumannii in Human Body Louse

Bernard La Scola*Comments to Author  and Didier Raoult*
Author affiliations: *Faculté de Médecine de Marseille, Marseille, France

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Table 2

Detection of Acinetobacter baumannii in body lice from diverse countries by using recA polymerase chain reaction amplification and sequencing

Country Body lice tested Detected A. baumannii (%) Sequenced recA type (no.)
France 340 60 (18) 20 1 (18), 2 (2)
Burundi 88 3 (3) 3 1 (3)
Rwanda 45 26 (58) 10 1 (8), 4 (2)
Peru 60 21 (35) 10 1 (3), 3 (5), 4 (2)
Algeria 54 11 (20) 4 4 (4)
Portugal 10 1 (10) 1 1 (1)
the Netherlands 25 8 (32) 2 1 (2)
All tested 622 130 (21) 50 1 (35), 2 (2), 3 (5), 4 (8)

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