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Bartonellosis: An emerging and potentially hidden epidemic?
Bartonella species, their animal hosts, potential vectors, and sequelae of infection are being identified at a snowballing rate. A new diagnostic test may help DVMs and MDs come together to better understand these infections in their patients.



I would particularly like to acknowledge Drs. Ricardo Maggi, Silpak Biswas, Pedro Diniz, and Belen Cadenas for their molecular microbiological contributions to our research. I would also like to thank my graduate students and the staff of the Intracellular Pathogens Research Laboratory and the Vector Borne Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory at North Carolina State University.

Edward B. Breitschwerdt, DVM, DACVIM
Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research and the Department of Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695

Presented at the physician/ veterinarian collaborative seminar "Pets, People, and Pathogens: Emerging Diseases" on November 18, 2009, in Providence, R.I. Coastal Medical (Providence, R.I.) and the Companion Animal Parasite Council jointly sponsored this seminar.


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