Volume 92, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Q fever in French Guiana is correlated with the rainy season. We found a 1- to 2-month lagged correlation between Q fever incidence and the number of births of three-toed sloth. This result strengthens the hypothesis that the three-toed sloth is the wild reservoir of Q fever in French Guiana.


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  • Received : 26 Nov 2014
  • Accepted : 26 Jan 2015
  • Published online : 06 May 2015

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