Latest Bartonellosis Stories
Populations of large wildlife are declining around the world, while zoonotic diseases (those transmitted from animals to humans) are on the rise.
Scientists have identified a new mechanism of bacterial pathogenesis.
A bacterium historically associated with cat scratch fever and transmitted predominately by fleas may also play a role in human rheumatoid illnesses such as arthritis, according to new research from North Carolina State University.
Domestic cats, wild bobcats and pumas that live in the same area share the same diseases. And domestic cats may bring them into human homes, according to results of a study of what happens when big and small cats cross paths.
University and government researchers have linked a bacteria species commonly found in sheep to human illness, a report in a U.S.
Researchers at North Carolina State University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have produced the first link between a species of bacteria most commonly found in sheep and human illness.
Bacteria that can cause serious heart disease in humans are being spread by rat fleas, sparking concern that the infections could become a bigger problem in humans.
Bartonella henselae is a proteobacterium that can cause bacteremia, endocarditis, bacillary angiomatosis, and peliosis hepatis. It is a causative agent of cat-scratch disease which occurs after a cat bite or scratch. The disease is characterized by swelling of the lymph nodes and fever. B. henselae can cause Peliosis hepatic which may develop with cutaneous bacillary angiomatosis or bacteremia. Those with peliosis hepatitis can have gastrointestinal symptoms, fever, chills, and an enlarged...
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