Volume 21, Number 10—October 2015
Possible Role of Rickettsia felis in Acute Febrile Illness among Children in Gabon
|Site||Population||No. R. felis positive/no. tested (%)
||Latitude, longitude||Altitude, m||Lifestyle||Vegetation|
|Febrile children||Afebrile children|
||Plantations and degraded forest
|Fougamou||≈4,100||23/58 (39.7)||1/20 (5.0)||1°13′0.01′′S, 10°36′0′′E||108||Rural||Plantations and degraded forest|
*For all sites, the short dry season occurred during mid-December–mid-February, the short rainy season occurred during mid-February–mid-May, the long dry season occurred during mid-May–mid-September, and the long rainy season occurred during mid-September to mid-December.