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Volume 8, Number 2—February 2002

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Rickettsia felis Infection Acquired in Europe and Documented by Polymerase Chain Reaction

Joachim Richter*, Pierre-Edouard Fournier†, Jasmina Petridou*, Dieter Häussinger*, and Didier Raoult†
Author affiliations: *Universitätskliniken, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany; †Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France;

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Results of the nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay performed on the serum specimens from both patients and their dogs. Lane 1: standard DNA size marker V (Boehringer, Mannheim, Germany); lanes 2 and 3: serum #1 from man; lanes 4 and 5: serum #1 from woman; lanes 6 and 7: serum from dog #1; lanes 8 and 9: serum from dog #2; lane #10: negative control; lanes 2, 4, 6, and 8: pure DNA; and lanes 3, 5, 7, and 9: DNA diluted 1:10 in deionized water.

Figure. Results of the nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay performed on the serum specimens from both patients and their dogs. Lane 1: standard DNA size marker V (Boehringer, Mannheim, Germany); lanes 2 and 3: serum #1 from man; lanes 4 and 5: serum #1 from woman; lanes 6 and 7: serum from dog #1; lanes 8 and 9: serum from dog #2; lane #10: negative control; lanes 2, 4, 6, and 8: pure DNA; and lanes 3, 5, 7, and 9: DNA diluted 1:10 in deionized water.

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