Unique Clone of Coxiella burnetii Causing Severe Q Fever, French Guiana
Aba Mahamat1, Sophie Edouard1, Magalie Demar, Philippe Abboud, Jean-Yves Patrice, Bernard La Scola, Antoine Okandze, Félix Djossou, and Didier Raoult
Author affiliations: Centre Hospitalier Andree Rosemon, Cayenne, French Guiana (A. Mahamat, M. Demar, P. Abboud, A. Okandze, F. Djossou); Université des Antilles-Guyane, Cayenne (A. Mahamat, M. Demar, P. Abboud, F. Djossou); Aix Marseille Université, Marseille, France (S. Edouard, J.-Y. Patrice, B. La Scola, D. Raoult)
Figure 1. . . Immunohistochemical detection of Coxiella burnetii in resected cardiac valve of a 60-year-old man with Q fever endocarditis, Cayenne, French Guiana. Monoclonal antibody against C. burnetii and hematoxylin were used for staining. Original magnification ×50.
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