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Volume 14, Number 8—August 2008

Dispatch

Rickettsia felis in Fleas, Germany

Jeremie Gilles*1Comments to Author , Frank Thomas Just*, Cornelia Silaghi*, Ingrid Pradel*, Lygia Maria Friche Passos*†, Heidi Lengauer‡, Klaus Hellmann‡, and Kurt Pfister*
Author affiliations: *Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany; †Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; ‡Klifovet AG, Munich;

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Table 1

Rickettsia felis infection in fleas collected from dogs and cats, Germany, 2007*

Flea speciesNo. (%) gltA-positive fleas
DogsCats
Ctenocephalides felis114 (10)152 (14)
Archeopsylla erinacei26 (26)8 (8)
Ctenocephalides canis4 (0)
Ceratophyllus gallinae2 (1)3(1)
Pulex irritans

1 (0)
Total146 (37)164 (23)

*gltA, citrate synthase.

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

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