Prevalence of Bartonella henselae antibodies in pet cats throughout regions of North America.

@article{Jameson1995PrevalenceOB,
  title={Prevalence of Bartonella henselae antibodies in pet cats throughout regions of North America.},
  author={Paula Jameson and Craig E. Greene and Russell R Regnery and Matthew Dryden and Angela Marks and James Craig Brown and Jeffrey Cooper and B Glaus and Robert Greene},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1995},
  volume={172 4},
  pages={1145-9}
}
Cat exposure has been directly associated with the development of human Bartonella henselae infections, resulting in cat-scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, or bacteremia. The prevalence of serum antibody titers to B. henselae was determined for selected pet cats from 33 geographic locations throughout the United States and several areas in western Canada. Seroprevalences paralleled increasing climatic warmth (P < .02) and annual precipitation (P < .03). These warm, humid areas with the… CONTINUE READING