Rickettsia felis in fleas, Western Australia

Schloderer, Drew, Owen, Helen, Clark, Phillip, Stenos, John and Fenwick, Stanley G. (2006) Rickettsia felis in fleas, Western Australia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 12 5: 841-843. doi:10.3201/eid1205.051458

Author Schloderer, Drew
Owen, Helen
Clark, Phillip
Stenos, John
Fenwick, Stanley G.
Title Rickettsia felis in fleas, Western Australia
Formatted title
Rickettsia felis in fleas, Western Australia
Journal name Emerging Infectious Diseases   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1080-6040
Publication date 2006-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3201/eid1205.051458
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 12
Issue 5
Start page 841
End page 843
Total pages 3
Place of publication Atlanta, United States
Publisher U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Language eng
Abstract This study is the first confirmation of Rickettsia felis in Australia. The organism was identified from 4 species of fleas obtained from dogs and cats in Western Australia, by using polymerase chain reaction amplification and DNA sequencing of the citrate synthase and outer membrane protein A genes.
Keyword Typhus
Rickettsia felis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Veterinary Science Publications
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