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Volume 15, Number 7—July 2009

Tick-borne Relapsing Fever and Borrelia hermsii, Los Angeles County, California, USA

Tom G. SchwanComments to Author , Sandra J. Raffel, Merry E. Schrumpf, Larry S. Webster, Adriana R. Marques, Robyn Spano, Michael Rood, Joe Burns, and Renjie Hu
Author affiliations: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, Montana, USA (T.G. Schwan, S.J. Raffel, M.E. Schrumpf); Mt. Wilson Observatory, Mt. Wilson, California, USA (L.S. Webster); National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland, USA (A.R. Marques); Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Baldwin Park, California (R. Spano, M. Rood); California Department of Public Health, Ontario, California (J. Burns, R. Hu)

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Table 2

Patient convalescent-phase IFA assay titers to Borrelia hermsii and other vector-borne bacterial pathogens, Los Angeles County, California, USA, 2006*

Species IFA titer
B. hermsii MTW-2 2,048
B. hermsii DAH 512
B. burgdorferi B31 128
Rickettsia rickettsii <16
Coxiella burnetii <16
Yersinia pestis <16

*IFA, indirect immunofluorescent antibody.

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