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Endemic Foci of the Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever Spirochete Borrelia crocidurae in Mali, West Africa, and the Potential for Human Infection

  • Tom G. Schwan mail,

    tschwan@niaid.nih.gov

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Zoonotic Pathogens, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

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  • Jennifer M. Anderson,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Twinbrook, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Job E. Lopez,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Zoonotic Pathogens, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America

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  • Robert J. Fischer,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Zoonotic Pathogens, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

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  • Sandra J. Raffel,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Zoonotic Pathogens, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

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  • Brandi N. McCoy,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Zoonotic Pathogens, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

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  • David Safronetz,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Virology, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

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  • Nafomon Sogoba,

    Affiliation: Malaria Research and Training Center, University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, Bamako, Mali

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  • Ousmane Maïga,

    Affiliation: Malaria Research and Training Center, University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, Bamako, Mali

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  • Sékou F. Traoré

    Affiliation: Malaria Research and Training Center, University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, Bamako, Mali

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  • Published: November 29, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001924

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Publisher's Note: Error in the article PDF

Posted by plosntds_team on 30 Nov 2012 at 19:06 GMT

Tick-borne relapsing fever spirochetes are maintained in endemic foci that involve a diversity of small mammals and argasid ticks in the genus Ornithodoros.
http://plosntds.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pntd.0001924#article1.front1.article-meta1.abstract1.sec1.p1

There is a layout error in the article's PDF on page 8. Above and to the left of Figure 4 the words "groups (A–D)" are presented vertically, against the margin. They should be printed on the line above the figure, following the text "MLST segregated the 15 spirochete isolates into four primary..."

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