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Bartonella spp. in Rats and Zoonoses, Los Angeles, California, USA

Authors
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
Volume
18
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3201/eid1804.110816
Keywords
  • Dispatch
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Bartonella spp. were detected in rats (Rattus norvegicus) trapped in downtown Los Angeles, California, USA. 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.

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