Rickettsia felis in Ctenocephalides spp. fleas, Brazil

Riva P. Oliveira, Márcio A M Galvão, Claudio L. Mafra, Chequer B. Chamone, Simone B. Calic, Sergio U. Silva, David Walker

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Abstract

In June 2000, suspected cases of Brazilian spotted fever (BSF) occurred in Coronel Fabriciano Municipality, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Pooled fleas collected near two fatal cases contained rickettsial DNA. The nucleotide sequence alignment of the 391-bp segment of the 17-kDa protein gene showed that the products were identical to each other and to the R. felis 17-kDa gene, confirming circulation of R. felis in Brazil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-319
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume8
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Rickettsia felis
Ctenocephalides
Siphonaptera
Brazil
Sequence Alignment
Fever
DNA
Genes
Proteins

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Oliveira, R. P., Galvão, M. A. M., Mafra, C. L., Chamone, C. B., Calic, S. B., Silva, S. U., & Walker, D. (2002). Rickettsia felis in Ctenocephalides spp. fleas, Brazil. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 8(3), 317-319.

Rickettsia felis in Ctenocephalides spp. fleas, Brazil. / Oliveira, Riva P.; Galvão, Márcio A M; Mafra, Claudio L.; Chamone, Chequer B.; Calic, Simone B.; Silva, Sergio U.; Walker, David.

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2002, p. 317-319.

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Oliveira, RP, Galvão, MAM, Mafra, CL, Chamone, CB, Calic, SB, Silva, SU & Walker, D 2002, 'Rickettsia felis in Ctenocephalides spp. fleas, Brazil', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 317-319.
Oliveira RP, Galvão MAM, Mafra CL, Chamone CB, Calic SB, Silva SU et al. Rickettsia felis in Ctenocephalides spp. fleas, Brazil. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2002;8(3):317-319.
Oliveira, Riva P. ; Galvão, Márcio A M ; Mafra, Claudio L. ; Chamone, Chequer B. ; Calic, Simone B. ; Silva, Sergio U. ; Walker, David. / Rickettsia felis in Ctenocephalides spp. fleas, Brazil. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2002 ; Vol. 8, No. 3. pp. 317-319.
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