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Volume 8, Number 1—January 2002

Presence of Rickettsia felis in the Cat Flea from Southwestern Europe1

Francisco J. Márquez*Comments to Author , Miguel A. Muniain†, Jesús M. Pérez*, and Jerónimo Pachón‡
Author affiliations: *Universidad de Jaén, Jaén, Spain; †Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Seville, Spain; ‡Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Seville, Spain;

Main Article


Origin, host range, lot composition, and polymerase chain reaction results of cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis felis), captured in Cadiz Province, southwestern Spain, used in this study

Locality Capture date Host C. f. felis
females C.f. felis
males PCR result
Arcos de la Frontera 23/05/1999 dog 2 1 +
Benalup 09/08/1999 dog 7 4 +
Jerez 24/05/1999 dog 2 - -
Paterna de Rivera 24/05/1999 dog 5 1 -
San José del Valle 24/05/1999 dog 6 - -
San Roque 21/05/1999 dog 8 - +
San Roque 21/05/1999 dog 1 - +
Tarifa 11/06/1999 dog 5 3 +
Tarifa 11/06/1999 dog 1 - +
Vejer de la Frontera 12/06/1999 dog 3 2 -
Vejer de la Frontera 09/08/1999 cat 7 - +
Vejer de la Frontera 09/08/1999 cat 4 - -
Vejer de la Frontera 09/08/1999 dog 5 - -
Vejer de la Frontera 09/08/1999 dog 4 - -

Main Article

1This study was presented in part at the II National Meeting of the Rickettsia and Borrelia Group (Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology), Sitges, Barcelona, Spain, October 2000.

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