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Volume 19, Number 11—November 2013

Common Epidemiology of Rickettsia felis Infection and Malaria, Africa

Oleg Mediannikov1, Cristina Socolovschi1, Sophie Edouard, Florence Fenollar, Nadjet Mouffok, Hubert Bassene, Georges Diatta, Adama Tall, Hamidou Niangaly, Ogobara Doumbo, Jean Bernard Lekana-Douki, Abir Znazen, M’hammed Sarih, Pavel Ratmanov, Herve Richet, Mamadou O. Ndiath, Cheikh Sokhna, Philippe Parola, and Didier RaoultComments to Author 
Author affiliations: 1These authors contributed equally to this article.; Aix Marseille Université, Marseille, Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France (O. Mediannikov, C. Socolovschi, S. Edouard, F. Fenollar, Patmanov P., H. Richet, P. Parola, D. Raoult); Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Dakar, Senegal (O. Mediannikov, F. Fenollar, H. Bassene, G. Diatta, M.O. Ndiath, C. Sokhna, D. Raoult); Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire d'Oran, Oran, Algeria (N. Mouffok); Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Dakar (A. Tall); University of Sciences, Techniques and Technology, Bamako, Mali (H. Niangaly, O. Doumbo); Unité de Parasitologie Médicale Centre International de Recherche Médicale de Franceville, Franceville, Gabon (J.B. Lekana-Douki); Université des Sciences de la santé de Libreville, Libreville, Gabon (J.B. Lekana-Douki); Habib Bourguiba University Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia (A. Znazen); Institut Pasteur du Maroc, Casablanca, Morocco (M. Sarih); Far Eastern State Medical University, Khabarovsk, Russia (P. Ratmanov)

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Table 3

Age distribution of infections with Rickettsia felis and Plasmodium spp. among patients in Senegal, by age group, 2010-2012

Species No. positive samples/no. tested samples (%)
<1 y 1–3 y 4–6 y 7–15 y 16–29 y >30 y ND Total
Plasmodium spp.
20/169 (12)
60/327 (16)
57/251 (23)
134/401 (33)
56/271 (21)
58/310 (19)
15/78 (19)
400/1,867 (21)
R. felis 27/184 (15) 40/422 (10) 40/270 (15) 69/425 (16) 49/298 (16) 57/336 (17) 30/89 (34) 312/2,024 (15)

*NO, age data available.

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