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Volume 11, Number 8—August 2005

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Bartonella quintana in Domestic Cat

Vu Dang La*, Lam Tran-Hung*, Gérard Aboudharam*, Didier Raoult*Comments to Author , and Michel Drancourt*
Author affiliations: *Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

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Table 2

Prevalence of Bartonella spp. in cats, fleas, and gland tissue from humans with suspected cat-scratch disease in Marseille

Bartonella sp.
Cats, n/N (%)*
Fleas, n/N (%)†
Gland tissue, n/N (%)‡
B. henselae 9/39 (23) 9/309 (2.9) 36/321 (11.2)
B. clarridgeiae 0/39 (0) 55/309 (17.8) 0/321 (0)
B. quintana 1/39 (2.5) 14/309 (4.5) 1/321 (0.3)

*Reference 9 and 10.
†Reference 6.
‡D. Raoult, unpub. data.

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