Prevalence of Bartonella henselae and Bartonella clarridgeiae in cats and dogs in Korea

You seok Kim, Kyoung Won Seo, Jong hwa Lee, Eun wha Choi, Hee woo Lee, Cheol yong Hwang, Nam shik Shin, Hee jeong Youn, Hwa Young Youn

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Abstract

Blood, saliva, and nail samples were collected from 54 dogs and 151 cats and analyzed for the presence of Bartonella henselae with a novel nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method. Bartonella (B.) henselae was detected in feral cat blood (41.8%), saliva (44.1%), and nail (42.7%) samples. B. henselae was also detected in pet cat blood (33.3%), saliva (43.5%), and nail (29.5%) samples and in pet dog blood (16.6%), saliva (18.5%), and nail (29.6%) samples. Nine samples were infected with B. clarridgeiae and 2 were co-infected with B. henselae and B. clarridgeiae of blood samples of dogs. This report is the first to investigate the prevalence of B. henselae and B. clarridgeiae in dogs and cats in Korea, and suggests that dogs and cats may serve as potential Bartonella reservoirs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-87
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Veterinary Science
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bartonella
  • Cat-scratch disease
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Korea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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    Kim, Y. S., Seo, K. W., Lee, J. H., Choi, E. W., Lee, H. W., Hwang, C. Y., Shin, N. S., Youn, H. J., & Youn, H. Y. (2009). Prevalence of Bartonella henselae and Bartonella clarridgeiae in cats and dogs in Korea. Journal of Veterinary Science, 10(1), 85-87. https://doi.org/10.4142/jvs.2009.10.1.85