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Title: Bartonella quintana and Typhus Group Rickettsiae Exposure among Homeless Persons, Bogota Colombia
Authors: Faccini-Martinez, Alvaro A.
Marquez, Andrea C.
Bravo-Estupinan, Diana M.
Calixto, Omar-Javier
Lopez-Castillo, Christian A.
Botero-Garcia, Carlos A.
Hidalgo, Marylin
Cuervo, Claudia
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: CENTERS DISEASE CONTROL
Citation: EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 23(11), p. 1876-1879
Abstract: In 2015, we investigated Bartonella quintana and typhus group rickettsiae in body lice from homeless persons in Bogota Colombia. We found B. quintana-infected body lice and seroprevalence of this microorganism in 19% of homeless persons and typhus group rickettsiae in 56%. Public health professionals should start preemptive measures and active vector control.
Notes: [Faccini-Martinez, Alvaro A.] Univ Fed Espirito Santo, Hlth Sci Ctr, Postgrad Program Infect Dis, Vitoria, ES, Brazil. [Marquez, Andrea C.; Bravo-Estupinan, Diana M.; Hidalgo, Marylin; Cuervo, Claudia] Pontificia Univ Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia. [Calixto, Omar-Javier] Hasselt Univ, Brussels, Belgium. [Lopez-Castillo, Christian A.] Asociac Colombiana Infectol, Bogota, Colombia. [Botero-Garcia, Carlos A.] Hosp Mil Cent, Bogota, Colombia.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/26361
DOI: 10.3201/eid2311.170341
ISI #: 000413109500017
ISSN: 1080-6040
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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