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Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011

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Altitude-dependent Bartonella quintana Genotype C in Head Lice, Ethiopia

Emmanouil Angelakis, Georges Diatta, Alemseged Abdissa, Jean-François Trape, Oleg Mediannikov, Hervé Richet, and Didier RaoultComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France (E. Angelakis, O. Mediannikov, H. Richet, D. Raoult); Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Dakar, Sénégal (G. Diatta, J.-F. Trape); Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia (A. Abdissa)

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Bartonella quintana in body and head lice from 7 different locations in Ethiopia

Location (altitude) No. persons tested No. head lice tested/no. persons No. body lice tested/no. persons No. (%) head lice with B. quintana No. (%) body lice with B. quintana No. (%) persons with head lice No. (%) persons with body lice
Mizan Teferi (1,451 m) 35 66/29 53/32 0 0 0 0
Agaro (1,560 m) 15 19/15 25/15 0 2 (8) 0 1 (7)
Dembi (1,679 m) 19 34/15 187/19 0 55 (29) 0 11 (57)
Tum (1,830 m) 18 54/18 52/15 0 15 (28) 0 4 (26)
Balt (2,050 m) 12 19/12 44/12 0 4 (9) 0 1 (8)
Tikemit Eshet (2,121 m) 18 32/15 20/12 6 (18) 0 3 (20) 0
Gibarku (2,395 m) 17 47/17 43/17 13 (27) 0 6 (35) 0
Total 134 271/121 424/122 19 (7) 76 (18) 9 (7) 17 (14)

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