European Journal of Epidemiology

, Volume 17, Issue 10, pp 927–928

Prevalence of antibodies to Rickettsia typhi in an area of the center of Spain

  • L. Lledó
  • M.I. Gegúndez
  • J.V. Saz
  • M. Beltrán
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1016248630809

Cite this article as:
Lledó, L., Gegúndez, M., Saz, J. et al. Eur J Epidemiol (2001) 17: 927. doi:10.1023/A:1016248630809

Abstract

It was the aim of the present work to evaluate Rickettsia typhi antibody prevalence in ‘Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid’ (CAM), an area in the centre of Spain. A total of 640 serum samples from the general population were tested by an indirect immunofluorescence assay. Specific R. typhi antibodies were found in 44 (6.8%) of the samples. The present survey results demonstrate the occurrence of R. typhi human infections in this area.

Epidemiology Murine Typhus Rickettsia typhi Seroprevalence Spain 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Lledó
    • 1
  • M.I. Gegúndez
    • 1
  • J.V. Saz
    • 1
  • M. Beltrán
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of MedicineAlcalá UniversityMadridSpain

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