Description of Candidatus Bartonella fadhilae n. sp. and Candidatus Bartonella sanaae n. sp. (Bartonellaceae) from Dipodillus dasyurus and Sekeetamys calurus (Gerbillinae) from the Sinai Massif (Egypt)

  title={Description of Candidatus Bartonella fadhilae n. sp. and Candidatus Bartonella sanaae n. sp. (Bartonellaceae) from Dipodillus dasyurus and Sekeetamys calurus (Gerbillinae) from the Sinai Massif (Egypt)},
  author={Mohammed Alsarraf and Eman M. E. Mohallal and Ewa Mierzejewska and Jolanta Behnke-Borowczyk and Renata Welc-Falęciak and Małgorzata Bednarska and Lukasz Dziewit and Samy M. Zalat and Francis Gilbert and Jerzy M. Behnke and Anna Bajer},
  journal={Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases},
  pages={483 - 494}
Abstract Bartonella spp. are parasites of mammalian erythrocytes and endothelial cells, transmitted by blood-feeding arthropod ectoparasites. Different species of rodents may constitute the main hosts of Bartonella, including several zoonotic species of Bartonella. The aim of this study was to identify and compare Bartonella species and genotypes isolated from rodent hosts from the South Sinai, Egypt. Prevalence of Bartonella infection was assessed in rodents (837 Acomys dimidiatus, 73 Acomys… 

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