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Volume 8, Number 6—June 2002


Geographic Association of Rickettsia felis-Infected Opossums with Human Murine Typhus, Texas

Ardys Boostrom*, Magda S. Beier†, Jackie A. Macaluso†, Kevin R. Macaluso†, Daniel Sprenger*, Jack Hayes‡, Suzan Radulovic†, and Abdu F. Azad†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Corpus Christi-Nueces County Department of Public Health, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA; †University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; ‡University of Texas School of Public Health, San Antonio, Texas, USA;

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Table 1

Rickettsial seroprevalence in 149 opossums, Corpus Christi, Texas

Female Male
Positive/total (%)a
Positive/total (%)a
7/31 (23)
10/40 (25)
15/45 (33)
6/33 (18)
Total 22/76 (29) 16/73 (22)

a Enzyme-linked immunoassay (Integrated Diagnostics, Inc., Baltimore, MD)

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