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Volume 12, Number 1—January 2006

Dispatch

Rickettsia felis Infection, Tunisia

Abir Znazen*†, Jean-Marc Rolain*, Nader Hammami†, Adnane Hammami†, Mounir Ben Jemaa‡, and Didier Raoult*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France; †Universitaire Habib Bourguiba, Sfax, Tunisia; ‡Universitaire Hédi Chaker, Sfax, Tunisia

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Epidemiologic, clinical, and serologic data for patients with fleaborne spotted fever*

No. Serologic titers (IgG/IgM)*
Rickettsia conorii R. felis R. typhi Group Locality Animal contact Fever Eschar Cutaneous rash Other signs
2,120 1:128/1:64 1:128/1:16 0/0 2 Sfax 40° No MP No
2,274 1:256/1:256 1:512/1:512 0/0 2
2,275 1:256/1:256 1:512/1:512 0/0 2 Moknine Sheep/cows 40° No No No
2,147 1:128/1:128 1:1,024/1:1,024 1:128/1,024 3 Sousse Dogs/birds 40° No MP Interstitial pneumopathy
2,245 1:256/1:64 1:1,024/1:512 1:128/1:512 3 Sfax Cats/sheep 40° No MP adenopathy
2,608 1:512/1:64 1:1,024/1:256 1:1,024/0 3 Sfax No Yes No MP adenopathy
2,547 1:32/1:32 1:512/1:256 1:256/1:128 3 Libya No Yes No MP
2,421 1:128/1:32 1:512/1:128 1:256/0 3 Sfax No Yes No MP

*Ig, immunoglobulin; MP, maculopapular.

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