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Volume 21, Number 12—December 2015

High Prevalence of Intermediate Leptospira spp. DNA in Febrile Humans from Urban and Rural Ecuador

Jorge Chiriboga, Verónica Barragan, Gabriela Arroyo, Andrea Sosa, Dawn N. Birdsell, Karool España, Ana Mora, Emilia Espín, María Eugenia Mejía, Melba Morales, Carmina Pinargote, Manuel Gonzalez, Rudy Hartskeerl, Paul Keim, Gustavo Bretas, Joseph N.S. Eisenberg, and Gabriel TruebaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Microbiology Institute, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Campus Cumbaya, Quito, Ecuador (J. Chiriboga, V. Barragan, G. Arroyo, A. Sosa, E. Espín, M.E. Mejía, G. Trueba); Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA (D.N. Birdsell, P. Keim); Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública e Investigación, Portoviejo, Ecuador (K. España, A. Mora, M. Morales, C. Pinargote, M. Gonzalez); Ministerio de Salud Pública, Portoviejo (M. Morales); Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam, the Netherlands (R. Hartskeerl); Organización Panamericana de la Salud OPS, Guayaquil, Ecuador (G. Bretas); University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA (J.N.S. Eisenberg)

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Table 1

PCR results by using primer Inter- R combined with primers A and C*

Leptospira spp. Strain PCR result
L. broomii 5399 +
L. fainei BUT 6 +
L.inadai 10 +
L. wolffii Korat-H2T +
L. licerasiae
L. interrogans Pomona
L. kirschneri Kambale
L. borgpetersenii MUS 127
L. noguchii M7
L. alexanderi A85
L. santarosai CZ 390
L. weilii

L. vanthielii WazHolland
L. biflexa Patoc I
L.meyeri ICF
L. wolbachii CDC
L. kmetyi Bejo-Iso9T

*Only intermediate Leptospira species were amplified by using Inter-R specific primer. +, positive; –, negative.

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