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Volume 19, Number 6—June 2013

Letter

Murine Typhus in Humans, Yucatan, Mexico

Karla Dzul-Rosado, Pedro González-Martínez, Gaspar Peniche-Lara, Jorge Zavala-Velázquez, and Jorge Zavala-CastroComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Yucatan, México

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Patient age, y/sex Days after illness onset Immunofluorescence assay
Rickettsia species*
R. typhi
R. rickettsii
PCR/sequence test
IgM IgG IgM IgG 17 kDa gltA
45/F 8 256 128 Neg 128 Pos Pos R. typhi
12 128 128 Neg 64 Pos Pos R. typhi

16
64
128

Neg
64

Neg
Neg
ND
12/M 8 128 128 Neg 64 Pos Pos R. typhi

*Identified species showed 99% identity with R. typhi Wilmington strain 17-kDa antigen gene (GenBank accession no. AE017197.1) and 100% identity with R. typhi Wilmington strain gltA gene (GenBank accession no. AE017197.1). ND, species not determined.

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