• Publications
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[Veterinary epidemiology].
  • B. Chomel
  • Medicine, Biology
    Revue d'epidemiologie et de sante publique
  • 1991
Veterinary epidemiology differs from human epidemiology by the broad spectrum of animal species and its differences in longevity, pathology and genetics, the extend of control measures available and their direct effect on the epidemiology of the diseases, the priority of cost efficacy of disease control and epidemiological surveillance.
Factors associated with the rapid emergence of zoonotic Bartonella infections.
The factors associated with the emergence of these zoonotic pathogens, including better diagnostic tools and methods to identify these fastidious bacteria, host immunosuppression, the interaction of co-infection by several infectious agents that may enhanced the pathogenecity of these bacteria, increased outdoor activity leading to exposure to wildlife reservoirs or vectors, poverty and low income associated with infestation by various ectoparasites, and finally the dispersal of Bartonellae around the world are reviewed.
Experimental transmission of Bartonella henselae by the cat flea
Data demonstrate that the cat flea readily transmits B. henselae to cats, and control of feline infestation with this arthropod vector may provide an important strategy for the prevention of infection of both humans and cats.
Molecular, clinical, and pathologic comparison of two distinct strains of Haemobartonella felis in domestic cats.
Genetically and morphologically distinct strains of H felis infect cats in the field and the level of genetic difference suggested that these strains may be different species or genera.
Bartonella henselae prevalence in domestic cats in California: risk factors and association between bacteremia and antibody titers
Seronegative cats may be more appropriate pets for immunocompromised individuals who are at increased risk for developing severe B. henselae disease.
Wildlife, Exotic Pets, and Emerging Zoonoses
Wildlife and exotic pets represent large reservoirs for emerging zoonoses and need to be managed more effectively to protect them from extinction.
Bartonella Spp. in Pets and Effect on Human Health
Pets represent a large reservoir for human infection and can be a source of infection for humans and animals alike.
Bartonellosis: an emerging infectious disease of zoonotic importance to animals and human beings.
A review of clinically relevant observations related to Bartonella species as emerging pathogens in veterinary and human medicine to provide a review of clinical relevant observations.
Ecological fitness and strategies of adaptation of Bartonella species to their hosts and vectors☆
Bacterial type IV secretion systems, which are supra-molecular transporters ancestrally related to bacterial conjugation systems, represent crucial pathogenicity factors that have contributed to a radial expansion of the Bartonella lineage in nature by facilitating adaptation to unique mammalian hosts.