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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|State||Published - May 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)