High Seroprevalence for Typhus Group Rickettsiae, Southwestern Tanzania
, Gerhard Dobler1
, Elmar Saathoff, Petra Clowes, Inge Kroidl, Elias Ntinginya, Harun Machibya, Leonard Maboko, Thomas Löscher, Michael Hoelscher, and Norbert Heinrich
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Medical Centre of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany (T. Dill, E. Saathoff, P. Clowes, I. Kroidl, T. Löscher, M. Hoelscher, N. Heinrich); DZIF German Centre for Infection Research–Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Munich (G. Dobler, E. Saathoff, M. Hoelscher, N. Heinrich); Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, Munich (G. Dobler); NIMR-Mbeya Medical Research Centre, Mbeya, Tanzania (P. Clowes, I. Kroidl, E. Ntinginya, L. Maboko, M. Hoelscher); Regional Medical Office, Mbeya (H. Machibya)
Figure. . Study sites in Tanzania, showing positivity and negativity for IgG against Rickettsia typhi displayed in Voronoi polygons. Every polygon represents 1 household. Numbers in parentheses indicate site prevalence.
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