Rickettsia and Bartonella species in fleas from Reunion Island

Dieme, Constentin, Parola, Philippe, Guernier, Vanina, Lagadec, Erwan, Le Minter, Gildas, Balleydier, Elsa, Pagès, Frederic, Dellagi, Koussay, Tortosa, Pablo, Raoult, Didier, and Socolovschi, Cristina (2015) Rickettsia and Bartonella species in fleas from Reunion Island. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 92 (3). pp. 617-619.

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Abstract

Rickettsia felis, Rickettsia typhi, and Bartonella DNA was detected by molecular tools in 12% of Rattus rattus fleas (Xenopsylla species) collected from Reunion Island. One-third of the infested commensal rodents captured during 1 year carried at least one infected flea. As clinical signs of these zoonoses are non-specific, they are often misdiagnosed.

Item ID: 44760
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1476-1645
Funders: Centre de Recherche et de Veille sur les maladies émergentes dans l'Océan Indien (CRVOI), European Regional Development Funds (ERDF), Le Fonds Européen de Développement Régional - programme opérationnel de coopération territoriale (FEDER POCT)
Projects and Grants: FEDER POCT "LeptOI" no. 32913
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2016 00:11
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0605 Microbiology > 060504 Microbial Ecology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920120 Zoonoses @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 50%
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