Bartonella spp. Isolated from wild and domestic ruminants in North America

Chao Chin Chang, Bruno B Chomel, Rickie W. Kasten, Remy Heller, Katherine M. Kocan, Hiroshi Ueno, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Vernon C. Bleich, Becky M. Pierce, Ben J. Gonzales, Pamela K. Swift, Walter M Boyce, Spencer S. Jang, Henri Jean Boulouis, Yves Piémont

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Bartonella species were isolated from 49% of 128 cattle from California and Oklahoma, 90% of 42 mule deer from California, and 15% of 100 elk from California and Oregon. Isolates from all 63 cattle, 14 deer, and 1 elk had the same polymerase chain reaction/restriction fragment length polymorphism profiles. Our findings indicate potential for inter- and intraspecies transmission among ruminants, as well as risk that these Bartonella spp. could act as zoonotic agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)306-311
Number of pages6
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2000

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  • Microbiology (medical)


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