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Volume 27, Number 8—August 2021
Research Letter

Molecular Detection and Characterization of Rickettsia asembonensis in Human Blood, Zambia

Lavel C. Moonga, Kyoko HayashidaComments to Author , Namwiinga R. Mulunda, Yukiko Nakamura, James Chipeta1, Hawela B. Moonga, Boniface Namangala, Chihiro Sugimoto, Zephaniah Mtonga, Mable Mutengo, and Junya Yamagishi
Author affiliations: Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan (L.C. Moonga, K. Hayashida, Y. Nakamura, C. Sugimoto, J. Yamagishi); University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia (N.R. Mulunda, J. Chipeta, B. Namangala, M. Mutengo); National Malaria Control Center, Lusaka (H.B. Moonga); Chongwe District Hospital, Lusaka (Z. Mtonga); Levy Mwanawasa Medical University, Lusaka (M. Mutengo)

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Selected demographic and clinical characteristics of 2 persons in whom Rickettsia asembonensis was detected from blood samples collected in Zambia

Characteristic Patient UTH_185 Patient UTH_231
Age, y 42 45
Sex Female Female
Residential area Lusaka Lusaka
Clinical manifestation Anemia and weight loss No information
Estimated rickettsia genome copies/mL blood 890,000 2,150,000
Malaria test Negative Negative

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