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Volume 13, Number 3—March 2007


Cocirculation of 2 Genotypes of Toscana Virus, Southeastern France

Remi N. Charrel*†Comments to Author , Arezki Izri‡1, Sarah Temmam*1, Pascal Delaunay§, Isabelle Toga*†, Henri Dumon*†, Pierre Marty§, Xavier de Lamballerie*†2, and Philippe Parola*2
Author affiliations: *Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France; †Assistance Publique – Hopitaux de Marselle, Timone, Marseille, France; ‡Unité de Formation et de Recherche, Bobigny, Paris, France; §Centre Hospitalier Universitaire l’Archet, Nice, France; Assistance Publique – Hopitaux de Marselle, Nord, Marseille, France; 1Equally participated in this work.; 2Equally participated in the design and supervision of this study.;

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Capture of sandflies and identification

Trapping region Species Sex No. sandflies No. pools
Marseille Phlebotomus perniciosus M 291 17
F 185 15*
Unknown 7 3
Ph. ariasi M 2 2
F 1 1
Ph mascitii M 1 1
F 3 3
Phlebotomus sp. M 3 3
F 2 1
Unknown 4 4
Total Marseille 499 50
Nice Ph. perniciosus M 78 5
F 32 3
Phlebotomus sp. M 43 2
F 23 1
Total Nice 176 11

*Two pools (AK and AR) out of these 15 pools were positive. AK sandflies were trapped in the Maillane District (43°17′51” N, 5°29′43” E). AR sandflies were trapped in the Mont d’Or District (43°22′52” N, 5°22′17” E).

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1Equally participated in this work.

2Equally participated in the design and supervision of this study.