Molecular detection and genetic characterization of Bartonella species from rodents

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abstract

Bartonella are intracellular bacteria that can cause persistent bacteremia in humans and a wide variety of animals. Several species of Bartonella associated with rodents are pathogenic to humans, but data on their global distribution and epidemiology are limited. The aims of the study were:

  1. determine the prevalence of Bartonella infection in rodents and fleas;

  2. Identification of risk factors for Bartonella infection in rodents;

  3. characterize the Bartonella genotypes present in these rodent and flea populations.

This is a release from the Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) program.

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Theonest N, Carter R, Amani N, Doherty S, Hugho E, Keyyu J, Mable B, Shirima G, Tarimo R, Thomas K, Haydon D, Buza J, Allan K, Halliday J (2019). Molecular detection and genetic characterization of Bartonella species from rodents and their associated ectoparasites from Northern Tanzania. Plus one. 14 (10): e0223667.

Molecular detection and genetic characterization of Bartonella species from rodents and their associated ectoparasites from Northern Tanzania

Published October 15, 2019