High Seroprevalence for Typhus Group Rickettsiae, Southwestern Tanzania
Tatjana Dill1, Gerhard Dobler1, Elmar Saathoff, Petra Clowes, Inge Kroidl, Elias Ntinginya, Harun Machibya, Leonard Maboko, Thomas Löscher, Michael Hoelscher, and Norbert Heinrich
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Medical Centre of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany (T. Dill, E. Saathoff, P. Clowes, I. Kroidl, T. Löscher, M. Hoelscher, N. Heinrich); DZIF German Centre for Infection Research–Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Munich (G. Dobler, E. Saathoff, M. Hoelscher, N. Heinrich); Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, Munich (G. Dobler); NIMR-Mbeya Medical Research Centre, Mbeya, Tanzania (P. Clowes, I. Kroidl, E. Ntinginya, L. Maboko, M. Hoelscher); Regional Medical Office, Mbeya (H. Machibya)
Figure. . Study sites in Tanzania, showing positivity and negativity for IgG against Rickettsia typhi displayed in Voronoi polygons. Every polygon represents 1 household. Numbers in parentheses indicate site prevalence.
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