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Volume 18, Number 6—June 2012

Dispatch

Rickettsia parkeri Infection in Domestic Dogs, Southern Louisiana, USA, 2011

Britton J. Grasperge, Wendy Wolfson, and Kevin R. Macaluso
Author affiliations: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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Rickettsia parkeri infection in domestic dogs in 5 animal shelters from 5 parishes in southern Louisiana, USA, June and July 2011*

Parish No. dogs positive/no. tested (%)
Ascension 0/13
Livingston† 2/9 (22)
Iberville 0/4
East Feliciana 9/55 (16)
Tangipahoa† 1/12 (8)

*The presence of R. parkeri was determined by PCR for rompA. R. parkeri, Rickettsia parkeri; rompA, rickettsial outer membrane protein A.
†Parishes directly adjoin one another.

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