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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 2

Bartonella quintana in head 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
SFH1 2007 Feb 1 (7) 1 0
SFH2 2007 Apr 1 (1) 1 1
SFH3 2007 Aug 2 (32) 1 0
SFH4 2007 Dec 1 (15) 0 0
SFH5 2007 Dec 1 (2) 0 0
SFH6 2007 Dec 1 (2) 0 0
SFH7 2007 Dec 1 (4) 0 0
SFH8 2008 Jan 1 (1) 0 0
SFH75 2008 Jun 2 (2) 0 0
SFH79 2008 Jun 1 (1) 0 0
SFH80 2008 Jun 2 (2) 0 0
SFH81 2008 Jun 1 (1) 0 0

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

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