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Volume 7, Number 1—February 2001

Research

A Flea-Associated Rickettsia Pathogenic for Humans

Didier Raoult*Comments to Author , Bernard La Scola*, Maryse Enea*, Pierre-Edouard Fournier*, Véronique Roux*, Florence Fenollar*, Marcio A.M. Galvao†, and Xavier de Lamballerie*
Author affiliations: *Unité des Rickettsies, CNRS UPRESA 6020, France; †Ouro Preto Federal University, Brazil

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Table 3

Serologic studies of French (patient 1 and 2) and Brazilian (patient 3 and 4) patients with serologic evidence of infection with the ELB agent

Antibody titers to
ELB agent Rickettsia prowazekii R. typhi R. conorii R. rickettsii
Patient No. IgG IgM IgG IgM IgG IgM IgG IgM IgG IgM
1 2048 64 0 0 0 0 64 64 NDa NDa
2 512 32 0 0 0 0 128 32 NDa NDa
3 1024 64 ND ND 0 64 NDa NDa 64 64
4 512 64 ND ND 0 64 NDa NDa 128 64

aND = not done.

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