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Passive Antibody to Bartonella henselae Protects against Clinical Disease following Homologous Challenge but Does Not Prevent Bacteremia in Cats

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American Society for Microbiology
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Abstract

We challenged cats transfused with anti-Bartonella serum and kittens born to antibody-positive queens with Bartonella henselae to determine the contribution of antibodies to the control of B. henselae in cats. In both experiments, antibody-positive cats were protected from clinical disease but passive antibody to the homologous strain of B. henselae did not prevent bacteremia.

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