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Volume 22, Number 12—December 2016

Letter

Xenopsylla brasiliensis Fleas in Plague Focus Areas, Madagascar

Adélaïde MiarinjaraComments to Author , Christophe Rogier, Mireille Harimalala, Tojo R. Ramihangihajason, and Sébastien Boyer
Author affiliations: Université d'Antananarivo, Antananarivo, Madagascar (A. Miarinjara); Institut Pasteur, Antananarivo (A. Miarinjara, C. Rogier, M. Harimalala, T.R. Ramihangihajason, S. Boyer)

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Number of fleas collected from rodents and by candle traps per species and per study site, Madagascar, 2013–2014

Source Flea species Beranimbo Ambiamamy Sahakondro Antsiatsiaka*
Rattus rattus rat Synopsyllus fonquerniei 21 1 4 0
Xenopsylla cheopis 1 0 0 8
Xenopsylla brasiliensis 0 0 7 7

Echidnophaga gallinacea
0
1
0
0
Candle trap Tunga penetrans 2 0 3 1
Pulex irritans 0 0 0 138
Synopsyllus fonquerniei 0 0 0 1

*Control village where no plague cases and no insecticide treatment occurred.

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