Potentially zoonotic bartonella in bats from France and Spain

Matthew J. Stuckey, Henri Jean Boulouis, Florence Cliquet, Evelyne Picard-Meyer, Alexandre Servat, Nidia Aréchiga-Ceballos, Juan E. Echevarría, Bruno B Chomel

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We detected Bartonella in 11 of 109 insectivorous bats from France and 1 of 26 bats from Spain. These genetic variants are closely related to bat-associated Bartonella described in Finland and the United Kingdom and to B. mayotimonensis, the agent of a human endocarditis case in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-541
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Stuckey, M. J., Boulouis, H. J., Cliquet, F., Picard-Meyer, E., Servat, A., Aréchiga-Ceballos, N., Echevarría, J. E., & Chomel, B. B. (2017). Potentially zoonotic bartonella in bats from France and Spain. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23(3), 539-541. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2303.160934