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Volume 15, Number 6—June 2009

Research

Bartonella quintana in Body Lice and Head Lice from Homeless Persons, San Francisco, California, USA

Denise L. BonillaComments to Author , Hidenori Kabeya, Jennifer Henn, Vicki L. Kramer, and Michael Y. Kosoy
Author affiliations: California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California, USA (D.L. Bonilla, J. Henn, V.L. Kramer); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (H. Kabeya, M.Y. Kosoy); Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan (H. Kabeya); Napa County Health and Human Services, Napa, California (J. Henn)

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Table 1

Bartonella quintana in body lice (1–20 lice/ sample) from homeless persons, San Francisco, California, USA

Specimen ID Date collected No. samples tested (no. lice)
No. positive samples*
gltA ftsZ
SFB1 2007 Feb 1 (2) 0 0
SFB2 2007 Feb 1 (1) 0 0
SFB3 2007 Feb 1 (1) 0 0
SFB4 2007 Feb 1 (4) 0 0
SFB5 2007 Feb 1 (1) 0 0
SFB6 2007 Apr 16 (35) 14 13
SFB7 2007 Apr 1 (2) 0 0
SFB8 2007 Apr 1 (4) 0 0
SFB9 2007 Aug 3 (22) 0 0
SFB10 2007 Aug 4 (23) 0 0
SFB11 2007 Aug 1 (7) 0 0
SFB12 2007 Aug 1 (14) 0 0
SFB13 2007 Aug 1 (2) 1 1
SFB14 2007 Dec 1 (2) 0 0
SFB15 2007 Dec 1 (4) 0 0
SFB16 2007 Dec 5 (91) 1 0
SFB17 2007 Dec 2 (40) 1 1
SFB18 2007 Dec 1 (6) 1 0
SFB19 2007 Dec 1 (1) 1 0
SFB20 2007 Dec 1 (5) 0 0
SFB21 2008 Jan 1 (16) 1 0
SFB22 2008 Jan 2 (21) 1 0
SFB23 2008 Jan 1 (2) 0 0
SFB24 2008 Jan 43 (62) 26 24
SFB25 2008 Jan 6 (25) 0 0
SFB26 2008 Jan 1 (3) 1 0
SFB27 2008 Jan 8 (27) 1 0
SFB72 2008 Jun 6 (25) 0 0
SFB73 2008 Jun 7 (7) 0 0
SFB74 2008 Jun 2 (2) 0 0
SFB76 2008 Jun 9 (85) 0 0
SFB77 2008 Jun 10 (10) 0 0
SFB78 2008 Jun 12 (12) 0 0

*gltA, citrate synthase gene; ftsZ, cell division protein gene.

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