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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 3

Summary of fleas collected from animals in Austin/Travis County, Texas, USA, August 2008

Animal No. animals with fleas/total no. animals Flea species collected Total no. fleas collected Frequency of flea species by host animal, % Infestation index
Cat
12/17
Ctenocephalides felis
23
70.6 (n = 12)
1.35
Dog
1/9
Ctenocephalides canis
1
11.1 (n = 1)
0.11
Opossum 18/18 C. felis 84 100.0 (n = 18) 4.67


Pulex irritans
14
22.2 (n = 4)
0.78
Raccoon 9/9 C. felis 8 44.4 (n = 4) 0.89
Echidnophaga gallinacean 1 11.1 (n = 1) 0.11
P. irritans 5 33.3 (n = 3) 0.56


Xenopsylla cheopis
2
22.2 (n = 2)
0.22
Rat
1/4
C. felis
1
25.0 (n = 1)
0.25
Total 41/56 139 73.2 (n = 44)

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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

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