Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) as natural reservoir of Bartonella quintana

Shingo Sato, Hidenori Kabeya, Aika Yoshino, Wataru Sekine, Kazuo Suzuki, Hidetoshi B. Tamate, Shouki Yamazaki, Bruno B Chomel, Soichi Maruyama

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Bartonella quintana bacteremia was detected in 6 (13.3%) of 45 wild-caught Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata). Multilocus sequence typing of the isolates revealed that Japanese macaques were infected with a new and specific B. quintana sequence type. Free-ranging Japanese macaques thus represent another natural reservoir of B. quintana.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2168-2170
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology


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