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Volume 16, Number 3—March 2010

Research

Murine Typhus in Austin, Texas, USA, 2008

Jennifer Adjemian12Comments to Author , Sharyn Parks1, Kristina McElroy, Jill Campbell, Marina E. Eremeeva, William L. Nicholson, Jennifer McQuiston, and Jeffery Taylor
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (J. Adjemian, S. Parks, K. McElroy, M.E. Eremeeva, W.L. Nicholson, J. McQuiston); Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas, USA (S. Parks, J. Taylor); Austin/Travis County Health Department, Austin (J. Campbell)

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Table 1

Distribution by ZIP code of confirmed human murine typhus case-patients and animals and ectoporasites that were tested for Rickettsia typhi by IFA assay and/or PCR, Austin/Travis County, Texas, USA, August 2008*

ZIP code No. human case-patients, n = 33 Opossum (12/17)† Raccoon (0/9)† Rat (0/4)† Cat (3/17)† Dog (4/9)† Flea (0/139)†
78702 1 1/1 0/14
78703 12 6/7 0/5 0/4 0/2 0/3 0/58
78704 1
78705 5
78722 2 3/4 0/1 0/6
78723 1 0/2 0/3 1/2 0/15
78727 1
78728 1 0/2 0/5
78731 1
78741 0 0/1 0/2
78745 0 0/1 0/4
78746 2 5/7 0/2 0/2 2/2 0/31
78747 1
78748 0 0/1 0/2
78751 2
78757 3 0/1 1/1 0/2
78759 0 0/2

*IFA, immunofluorescent antibody.
†Values are no. positive/no. tested except as indicated.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

2Current affiliation: Federal Bureau of Prisons, Washington, DC, USA.

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