Sarah A Billeter
Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Molecular detection and identification of Bartonella species in Xenopsylla cheopis fleas (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) collected from Rattus norvegicus rats in Los Angeles, CaliforniaSarah A Billeter
Bacterial Disease Branch, Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3150 Rampart Road, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 77:7850-2. 2011..The data obtained from this study demonstrate an extremely high prevalence of Bartonella DNA in rat-associated fleas...
- Bartonella spp. in rats and zoonoses, Los Angeles, California, USAVijay A K B Gundi
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 18:631-3. 2012..Of 200 rats tested, putative human pathogens, B. rochalimae and B. tribocorum were found in 37 (18.5%) and 115 (57.5%) rats, respectively. These bacteria among rodents in a densely populated urban area are a public health concern...
- Molecular detection of Bartonella species in ticks from PeruSarah A Billeter
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Fort Collins, CO, USA
J Med Entomol 48:1257-60. 2011..rochalimae, B. quintana, and B. elizabethae DNA in ticks from Peru. Further investigations must be performed to decipher the role ticks may play in the transmission of Bartonella species...
- Experimental infection by capillary tube feeding of Rhipicephalus sanguineus with Bartonella vinsonii subspecies berkhoffiiSarah A Billeter
Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Bacterial Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis 35:9-15. 2012..Therefore, trans-ovarial transmission of B. v. berkhoffii by R. sanguineus is unlikely, but further studies are needed to determine if tick fecal material can serve as a source of infection to canines...