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Volume 12, Number 12—December 2006

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Zoonotic Focus of Plague, Algeria

Idir Bitam*†, Belkacem Baziz‡, Jean-Marc Rolain†, Miloud Belkaid*, and Didier Raoult†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Institut Pasteur d'Algérie, Algiers, Algeria; †Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France; ‡Institut National Agronomique, El Harrach, Alger, Algeria

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Identification and biologic source of Yersinia pestis isolates*

Real-time PCR (LC) Mean Ct value ± SD (LC) MST (YP8) MST (YP9) No. fleas
+ 29.56 ± 1.55† + + 8
+ 30.25 + 1
+ 31.98 ± 1.13† 11
ND 75

*Examined by LightCycler (LC) and multiple spacer typing (MST) assays. Ct, cycle threshold; SD, standard deviation; ND, not done.
†p<0.05 between mean Ct values of fleas positive with LC assay only and fleas positive with MST and LC assays.

*Examined by LightCycler (LC) and multiple spacer typing (MST) assays. Ct, cycle threshold; SD, standard deviation; ND, not done.
†p<0.05 between mean Ct values of fleas positive with LC assay only and fleas positive with MST and LC assays.

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