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...
- Bartonella species in dogs and their ectoparasites from Khon Kaen Province, ThailandSarah A Billeter
Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3150 Rampart Road, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 43:1186-92. 2012..vinsonii subsp vinsonii DNA was found in 2 C. felis. The findings indicate that dogs residing in northeast Thailand are exposed to diverse Bartonella species that are also potential human pathogens...
- Molecular detection and identification of bartonella species in rat fleas from northeastern ThailandSarah A Billeter
Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand
Am J Trop Med Hyg 89:462-5. 2013..grahamii (95.5% identity). If X. cheopis proves to be a competent vector of these species, our results suggest that humans and animals residing in this area may be at risk for infection by several zoonotic Bartonella species. ..
- 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...