Seroprevalence of Rickettsia typhi and Rickettsia conorii infection among rodents and dogs in Egypt.

@article{Soliman1989SeroprevalenceOR,
  title={Seroprevalence of Rickettsia typhi and Rickettsia conorii infection among rodents and dogs in Egypt.},
  author={A K Soliman and Boulos A M Botros and Thomas Ksiazek and Harry Hoogstraal and I. M. F. Helmy and John C. Morrill},
  journal={The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1989},
  volume={92 5},
  pages={345-9}
}
A serological survey of 1813 rodent and 549 dog sera, collected from 1979 to 1986 from animals in 16 Egyptian Governorates were tested for antibody to Rickettsia typhi and Rickettsia conorii by the indirect fluorescent antibody test. Only three of 82 (4%) sera from Rattus rattus collected near Aswan had antibody to R. conorii. The prevalence of R. typhi antibody in dog sera was only 0.4% (n = 549) while 25% (n = 547) of Rattus norvegicus and 11% (n = 1138) of R. rattus had measurable antibodies… CONTINUE READING

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