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Volume 20, Number 8—August 2014

Borrelia crocidurae Infection in Acutely Febrile Patients, Senegal

Oleg Mediannikov1, Cristina Socolovschi1, Hubert Bassene, Georges Diatta, Pavel Ratmanov, Florence Fenollar, Cheikh Sokhna, and Didier RaoultComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France, and Dakar, Senegal (O. Mediannikov, C. Socolovschi, H. Bassene, G. Diatta, P. Ratmanov, F. Fenollar, C. Sokhna, D. Raoult); Far Eastern State Medical University, Khabarovsk, Russia (P. Ratmanov)

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Rural health centers and laboratories participating in study of Borrelia crocidurae infection in acutely febrile patients, Senegal, June 2010–October 2011*

Study site District/ dept/ region District pop Climate/ vegetation Precip, mm/y Health center Coord Other IR
Sine-Saloum Toubacouta/ Foundiougne/ Fatick 120,554 Sudanian/wooded savannah 939 Dielmo 13°43′N, 16°24′W POC 10.5 (70/669)
Ndiop 13°41′N, 16°23′W
Niakhar Niakhar/ Fatick and Niakhar/ Fatick 69,446 Sahelo-Sudanian/wooded steppe 757 Toucar 14°32′N, 16°28′W 19.1 (33/173)
Diohine 14°30′N, 16°30′W
Ngayokheme 14°32′N, 16°26′W
Niakhar† 14°28′N, 16°23′W DNA extraction
Casamance Loudia-Oulof/ Oussouye/ Ziguinchor 57,505 Sub-Guinean/primary and secondary gallery forests 1,432 Mlomp 12°33′N, 16°34′W DNA extraction 0.6 (2/315)
Kagnout 12°33′N, 16°37′W
Elinkine 12°30′N, 16°39′W
Kedougou Bandafassi/ Kedougou/ Kedougou 20,021 Sudano-Guinean/woodland, wooded savannah 1,189 Bandafassi 12°32′N, 12°18′W DNA extraction 0.4 (1/246)
Ibel 12°30′N, 12°22′W
Tiabeji 12°38′N, 12°25′W
Keur Momar Sarr Keur Momar Sarr/Louga/ Louga 70,743 Sahelian/steppe type 400 Keur Momar Sarr 15°55′N, 15°58′W DNA extraction 5.5 (9/163)
Loboudou 15°57′N, 15°55′W
Ganket Balla 15°58′N, 15°55′W

*Climate information obtained from; demographic data obtained from the National Agency of Statistics and Demography of Senegal ( dept, department; pop, population; precip, precipitation; coord, coordinates; IR, B. crocidurae incidence rate, % (no. tested/no. positive); POC, point-of-care laboratory.
†No patient recruitment at this site.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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