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Volume 21, Number 10—October 2015

Possible Role of Rickettsia felis in Acute Febrile Illness among Children in Gabon

Gaël Mourembou, Jean Bernard Lekana-Douki, Oleg Mediannikov, Sydney Maghendji Nzondo, Lady Charlene Kouna, Jean Claude Biteghe Bi Essone, Florence Fenollar, and Didier RaoultComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Ecole Doctorale Régionale d’Afrique Centrale, Franceville, Gabon (G. Mourembou); Aix Marseille Université, Marseille, France (G. Mourembou, O. Mediannikov, F. Fenollar, D. Raoult); Université des Sciences de la santé de Libreville, Libreville, Gabon (J.B. Lekana-Douki); Centre International de Recherche Médicale de Franceville (CIRMF), Franceville (J.B. Lekana-Douki, S. Maghendji Nzondo, L.C. Kouna, J.C. Biteghe Bi Essone)

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Table 2

Rickettsia felis test results and demographic data for children recruited for sampling in Gabon, April 2013–January 2014*

Site Population No. R. felis positive/no. tested (%)
Latitude, longitude Altitude, m Lifestyle Vegetation
Febrile children Afebrile children
1/77 (1.3)
1/24 (4.2)
1°37′14.52′′S, 13°34′57.72′′E
3/141 (2.1)
None enrolled
1°8′20.65′′S, 12°28′0.2′′E
Plantations and degraded forest
15/134 (11.2)
0°49′1.2′′S, 12°42′0′′E
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.

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