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Volume 14, Number 10—October 2008

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Rickettsia typhi and R. felis in Rat Fleas (Xenopsylla cheopis), Oahu, Hawaii

Marina E. EremeevaComments to Author , Wesley R. Warashina, Michele M. Sturgeon, Arlene E. Buchholz, Gregory K. Olmsted, Sarah Y. Park, Paul V. Effler, and Sandor E. Karpathy
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (M.E. Eremeeva, M.M. Sturgeon, S.E. Karpathy); Hawaii Department of Health, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (W.R. Warashina, A.E. Buchholz, G.K. Olmsted, S.Y. Park, P.V. Effler);

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Detection of Rickettsia typhi and R. felis DNA in Xenopsylla cheopis trapped in Oahu, Hawaii, in A) 2004 and B) 2006 and 2007. Hawaii is shown in the inset. Symbols correspond to sites of sample collection. White squares, collections in 2004 and 2006 of fleas negative for R. felis and R. typhi; white triangles, collections in 2007 of fleas negative for R. felis and R. typhi; red squares, fleas positive for R. felis; black squares, fleas positive for R. typhi; blue squares, fleas positive for both R. typhi and R. felis. Maps were obtained from www.hear.org/starr/maps/stock/landsat.htm

Figure. Detection of Rickettsia typhi and R. felis DNA in Xenopsylla cheopis trapped in Oahu, Hawaii, in A) 2004 and B) 2006 and 2007. Hawaii is shown in the inset. Symbols correspond to sites of sample collection. White squares, collections in 2004 and 2006 of fleas negative for R. felis and R. typhi; white triangles, collections in 2007 of fleas negative for R. felis and R. typhi; red squares, fleas positive for R. felis; black squares, fleas positive for R. typhi; blue squares, fleas positive for both R. typhi and R. felis. Maps were obtained from www.hear.org/starr/maps/stock/landsat.htm

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