Potential for tick-borne bartonelloses

Emmanouil Angelakis, Sarah A. Billeter, Edward B. Breitschwerdt, Bruno B Chomel, Didier Raoult

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Abstract

As worldwide vectors of human infectious diseases, ticks are considered to be second only to mosquitoes. Each tick species has preferred environmental conditions and biotopes that determine its geographic distribution, the pathogens it vectors, and the areas that pose risk for tickborne diseases. Researchers have identified an increasing number of bacterial pathogens that are transmitted by ticks, including Anaplasma, Borrelia, Ehrlichia, and Rickettsia spp. Recent reports involving humans and canines suggest that ticks should be considered as potential vectors of Bartonella spp. To strengthen this suggestion, numerous molecular surveys to detect Bartonella DNA in ticks have been conducted. However, there is little evidence that Bartonella spp. can replicate within ticks and no definitive evidence of transmission by a tick to a vertebrate host.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-391
Number of pages7
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010

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Bartonella Infections
Ticks
Bartonella
Anaplasma
Ehrlichia
Borrelia
Disease Vectors
Rickettsia
Culicidae
Vertebrates
Canidae
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DNA

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  • Infectious Diseases
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Angelakis, E., Billeter, S. A., Breitschwerdt, E. B., Chomel, B. B., & Raoult, D. (2010). Potential for tick-borne bartonelloses. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 16(3), 385-391. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1603.091685

Potential for tick-borne bartonelloses. / Angelakis, Emmanouil; Billeter, Sarah A.; Breitschwerdt, Edward B.; Chomel, Bruno B; Raoult, Didier.

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 16, No. 3, 03.2010, p. 385-391.

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Angelakis, E, Billeter, SA, Breitschwerdt, EB, Chomel, BB & Raoult, D 2010, 'Potential for tick-borne bartonelloses', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 385-391. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1603.091685
Angelakis E, Billeter SA, Breitschwerdt EB, Chomel BB, Raoult D. Potential for tick-borne bartonelloses. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2010 Mar;16(3):385-391. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1603.091685
Angelakis, Emmanouil ; Billeter, Sarah A. ; Breitschwerdt, Edward B. ; Chomel, Bruno B ; Raoult, Didier. / Potential for tick-borne bartonelloses. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2010 ; Vol. 16, No. 3. pp. 385-391.
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