Experimental transmission of Bartonella henselae by the cat flea.

  title={Experimental transmission of Bartonella henselae by the cat flea.},
  author={Bruno B. Chomel and Rickie W. Kasten and Kim Floyd-Hawkins and Bao-rong Chi and Kazuhiro Yamamoto and J Roberts-Wilson and A N Gurfield and R C Abbott and Niels C Pedersen and Jane E. Koehler},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={34 8},
Bartonella henselae is an emerging bacterial pathogen, causing cat scratch disease and bacillary angiomatosis. Cats bacteremic with B. henselae constitute a large reservoir from which humans become infected. Prevention of human infection depends on elucidation of the natural history and means of feline infection. We studied 47 cattery cats in a private home for 12 months to determine the longitudinal prevalence of B. henselae bacteremia, the prevalence of B. henselae in the fleas infesting… CONTINUE READING
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