Identification of Novel Zoonotic Activity of Bartonella spp., France

@inproceedings{VayssierTaussat2016IdentificationON,
  title={Identification of Novel Zoonotic Activity of Bartonella spp., France },
  author={Muriel Vayssier-Taussat and Sara Moutailler and Françoise F{\'e}m{\'e}nia and Philippe Raymond and Olivier Croce and Bernard La Scola and Pierre Edouard Fournier and Didier Raoult},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2016}
}
Certain Bartonella species are known to cause afebrile bacteremia in humans and other mammals, including B. quintana, the agent of trench fever, and B. henselae, the agent of cat scratch disease. Reports have indicated that animal-associated Bartonella species may cause paucisymptomatic bacteremia and endocarditis in humans. We identified potentially zoonotic strains from 6 Bartonella species in samples from patients who had chronic, subjective symptoms and who reported tick bites. Three… CONTINUE READING

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