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Volume 14, Number 4—April 2008

Letter

Rickettsia felis in Fleas, France

Jeremie Gilles*1Comments to Author , Frank Thomas Just*, Cornelia Silaghi*, Ingrid Pradel*, Heidi Lengauer†, Klaus Hellmann†, and Kurt Pfister*

Author affiliations: *Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany; †Klifovet AG, Munich, Germany

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Table

Prevalence of Rickettsia felis in fleas from dogs and cats, France*

Locality Animal No. animals No. fleas Flea species No. (%) gltA+ ompA+
Aix-en-Provence Dog 6 20 Ctenocephalis felis,C. canis,Pulex irritans 6 (30)
Bordeaux Dog 14 67 C. felis,C. canis, P. irritans 8 (12)
Cat 11 38 C. felis† 14 (37)
Cosnes-Cours sur Loire Dog 15 44 C. felis,C. canis 7 (16)
Cat 17 50 C. felis† 3 (6)
Dijon Dog 6 18 C. felis,C. canis 1 (17)
Cat 1 3 C. felis† 1 (33)
Limoges Dog 15 45 C. felis† 7 (16)
Cat 21 61 C. felis,Archaeopsylla erinacei 11 (18)
Moulins Dog 12 36 C. felis,C. canis 5 (14)
Cat 22 65 C. felis,Spilopsyllus cuniculi 2 (3)
Toulouse Dog 14 42 C. felis,C. canis 18 (43)
Cat 19 61 C. felis† 13 (21)

*gltA, citrate synthase A; ompA, outer membrane protein A.
†Species positive for gltA and ompA.

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1Current affiliation: University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

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