Volume 16, Number 7—July 2010
Human Infection with Rickettsia felis, Kenya
|Patient no.||17-kDa gene sequence||ompB sequence||RF plasmid|
|1||100% identification with Rickettsia felis||100% identification with R. felis||100% identification with R. felis|
|2||100% identification with R. felis||–||–|
|4||–||100% identification with R. felis||–|
|6||100% identification with R. felis||–||–|
*ompB, outer membrane protein B gene. All samples were positive by Rick17 PCR and Rfelis qPCR and negative by Trick quantitative PCR (qPCR), RF plasmid, and RFδ plasmid. Rick17 qPCR is specific for the 17-kDa antigen gene of Rickettsia species; Trick qPCR is specific for a portion of ompB that is common to tick-borne rickettsiae; Rfelis qPCR is specific for a portion of ompB that is common to R. felis.