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Rickettsia felis in fleas, Western Australia

Schloderer, D., Owen, H., Clark, P., Stenos, J. and Fenwick, S.G. (2006) Rickettsia felis in fleas, Western Australia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 12 (5). pp. 841-843.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1205.051458
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Abstract

This study is the first confirmation of Rickettsia felis in Australia. The organism was identified from 4 species of fleas obtained from dogs and cats in Western Australia, by using polymerase chain reaction amplification and DNA sequencing of the citrate synthase and outer membrane protein A genes.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: National Center for Infectious Diseases
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/9437
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