B B Chomel


Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA


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    Chomel B, Kasten R, Henn J, Molia S. Bartonella infection in domestic cats and wild felids. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006;1078:410-5 pubmed
    ..henselae group including various subspecies, as previously described for B. vinsonii. ..
  2. Raya A, Jaffe D, Chomel B, Ota M, Tsou P, Davis A, et al. Detection of Bartonella species, including Candidatus Bartonella ovis sp. nov, in ruminants from Mexico and lack of evidence of Bartonella DNA in saliva of common vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus) predating on them. Vet Microbiol. 2018;222:69-74 pubmed publisher
    ..rotundus as a reservoir of Bartonella species infecting livestock, which could be transmitted via bite and blood feeding and therefore suggest limited risk of zoonotic transmission of Bartonella from common vampire bats to humans. ..
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    Chomel B, Boulouis H, Petersen H, Kasten R, Yamamoto K, Chang C, et al. Prevalence of Bartonella infection in domestic cats in Denmark. Vet Res. 2002;33:205-13 pubmed
    ..9%) and pet cats (19/43, 44.2%). This is the first report of isolation of B. henselae from domestic cats in Denmark. This study also indicates that domestic cats, including pet cats, constitute a large Bartonella reservoir in Denmark. ..
  4. Chomel B, Wey A, Kasten R, Stacy B, Labelle P. Fatal case of endocarditis associated with Bartonella henselae type I infection in a domestic cat. J Clin Microbiol. 2003;41:5337-9 pubmed
    ..henselae type I DNA was detected in the damaged aortic valve. Microscopic examination of the valve revealed endocarditis with small silver positive coccoid structures in endothelial cells. ..
  5. Jaffe D, Chomel B, Kasten R, Breitschwerdt E, Maggi R, McLeish A, et al. Bartonella henselae in small Indian mongooses (Herpestes auropunctatus) from Grenada, West Indies. Vet Microbiol. 2018;216:119-122 pubmed publisher
    ..All sequences were identical to B. henselae genotype I, as previously reported from Japan. This study confirms the role of small Indian mongooses as a natural reservoir of B. henselae in the New World. ..
  6. Fleischman D, Chomel B, Burgos K, Kasten R, Stuckey M, Durden M, et al. Impact of queen infection on kitten susceptibility to different strains of Bartonella henselae. Vet Microbiol. 2015;180:268-72 pubmed publisher
    ..henselae at a very young age, even in the presence of maternal antibodies, underlining the importance of flea control in pregnant queens and young kittens. ..
  7. Fleischman D, Chomel B, Kasten R, Stuckey M, Scarlet J, Liu H, et al. Bartonella Infection among Cats Adopted from a San Francisco Shelter, Revisited. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015;81:6446-50 pubmed publisher
    ..Bartonella antibodies were detected in 10% (19/193) of kittens and 46.2% (73/158) of young adults, with culture-positive kittens being 9.4 times more likely to be seronegative than young adults. ..
  8. Chomel B, Kasten R. Bartonellosis, an increasingly recognized zoonosis. J Appl Microbiol. 2010;109:743-50 pubmed publisher
    ..Present knowledge on the aetiology, clinical features and epidemiological characteristics of bartonellosis is presented. ..
  9. Chomel B, Boulouis H, Breitschwerdt E, Kasten R, Vayssier Taussat M, Birtles R, et al. Ecological fitness and strategies of adaptation of Bartonella species to their hosts and vectors. Vet Res. 2009;40:29 pubmed publisher
    ..However, knowledge regarding arthropod specificity/restriction, the mode of transmission, and the bacterial factors involved in arthropod infection and transmission is still limited. ..

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  1. Chomel B. Emerging and Re-Emerging Zoonoses of Dogs and Cats. Animals (Basel). 2014;4:434-45 pubmed publisher
    ..Common sense and good personal and pet hygiene are the key elements to prevent such a risk of zoonotic infection. ..
  2. Chomel B, Kasten R, Williams C, Wey A, Henn J, Maggi R, et al. Bartonella endocarditis: a pathology shared by animal reservoirsand patients. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009;1166:120-6 pubmed publisher
    ..bovis endocarditis were recently described in adult cows from France. Finally, on-going investigation of valvular endocarditis in free-ranging Alaskan sea otters suggests the involvement of Bartonella species...
  3. Chomel B, McMillan Cole A, Kasten R, Stuckey M, Sato S, Maruyama S, et al. Candidatus Bartonella merieuxii, a potential new zoonotic Bartonella species in canids from Iraq. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6:e1843 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, it will also be essential to test any dog brought back from Iraq to the USA for presence of Bartonella bacteremia to prevent any accidental introduction of a new Bartonella species to the New World...
  4. Chomel B, Henn J, Kasten R, Nieto N, Foley J, Papageorgiou S, et al. Dogs are more permissive than cats or guinea pigs to experimental infection with a human isolate of Bartonella rochalimae. Vet Res. 2009;40:27 pubmed publisher
    ..None of the guinea pigs became bacteremic, but five seroconverted. These results suggest that dogs could be a reservoir of this strain of B. rochalimae, in contrast to cats and guinea pigs...
  5. Chomel B. Control and prevention of emerging parasitic zoonoses. Int J Parasitol. 2008;38:1211-7 pubmed publisher
    ..However, without appropriate financial resources specifically allocated at the local and national levels as well as through international cooperation, control and prevention of these emerging parasitic diseases will not be possible. ..
  6. Chomel B, Sun B. Zoonoses in the bedroom. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011;17:167-72 pubmed publisher
    ..The estimated percentage of pet owners who allow dogs and cats on their beds is 14%-62%. However, public health risks, including increased emergence of zoonoses, may be associated with such practices...
  7. Chomel B. Tick-borne infections in dogs-an emerging infectious threat. Vet Parasitol. 2011;179:294-301 pubmed publisher
  8. Stuckey M, Chomel B, de Fleurieu E, Aguilar Setien A, Boulouis H, Chang C. Bartonella, bats and bugs: A review. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 2017;55:20-29 pubmed publisher
    ..3% among Nycteridae to 54.4% in Miniopteridae. Further research can build on these current data to better determine risk factors associated with Bartonella infection in bat populations and the role of their ectoparasites in transmission. ..
  9. Chomel B, Boulouis H, Maruyama S, Breitschwerdt E. Bartonella spp. in pets and effect on human health. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006;12:389-94 pubmed
    ..We review current knowledge on the etiologic agents, clinical features, and epidemiologic characteristics of these emerging zoonoses...