Bartonella Species in Raccoons and Feral Cats, Georgia, USA

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To the Editor: Bartonella spp. are vector-borne, facultative, intracellular bacteria that infect mammalian erythrocytes and endothelial cells and might cause chronic bacteremia and asymptomatic infections in reservoir hosts (1). There are currently 30–40 identified Bartonella species (2), and 14 of them are zoonotic; they have a wide variety of reservoirs… (More)
DOI: 10.3201/eid1907.130010

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