No evidence of Bartonella quintana but detection of Acinetobacter baumannii in head lice from elementary schoolchildren in Paris.

Abstract

The human body louse is the only known vector of Bartonella quintana. However, the presence of this bacterium has recently been detected in the head lice of homeless individuals and Nepalese slum children. Previous studies have reported the isolation of Acinetobacter baumannii from the body lice of homeless individuals. An epidemiological survey including… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cimid.2011.08.007

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@article{Bouvresse2011NoEO, title={No evidence of Bartonella quintana but detection of Acinetobacter baumannii in head lice from elementary schoolchildren in Paris.}, author={Sophie Bouvresse and Cristina Socolovshi and Zohra Berdjane and R{\'e}my Durand and Arezki Izri and Didier Raoult and Olivier Chosidow and Philippe Brouqui}, journal={Comparative immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases}, year={2011}, volume={34 6}, pages={475-7} }