請用此 Handle URI 來引用此文件: http://hdl.handle.net/11455/66646
標題: Bartonella Infection in Shelter Cats and Dogs and Their Ectoparasites
作者: Tsai, Y.L.
張照勤
Lin, C.C.
Chomel, B.B.
Chuang, S.T.
Tsai, K.H.
Wu, W.J.
Huang, C.G.
Yu, J.C.
Sung, M.H.
Kass, P.H.
Chang, C.C.
關鍵字: Bartonella spp.
Cat
Dog
Flea
Taiwan
Tick
domestic cats
scratch disease
molecular evidence
henselae variants
risk-factors
prevalence
identification
epidemiology
clarridgeiae
taiwan
期刊/報告no:: Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, Volume 11, Issue 8, Page(s) 1023-1030.
摘要: Mainly through vector transmission, domestic cats and dogs are infected by several Bartonella spp. and represent a large reservoir for human infections. This study investigated the relationship of prevalences of Bartonella infection in shelter dogs and cats and various ectoparasite species infesting them (fleas, ticks, and lice). Moreover, relationships between Bartonella infection and animal gender and age and presence of ectoparasites were analyzed. Blood samples were collected from 120 dogs and 103 cats. There were 386 ticks and 36 fleas harvested on these dogs, and 141 fleas, 4 ticks, and 2 lice harvested on these cats. Isolation/detection of Bartonella sp. was performed by culture, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and partial sequencing. Bartonella was isolated from 21 (20.4%) cats and detected by PCR from 20 (19.4%) cats, 2 (1.7%) dogs, 55 (39%) fleas collected from cats, 28 (10%) ticks DNA samples, and 1 (2.8%) flea collected from dogs. When combining culture and PCR data, 27 cats and 55 fleas collected on cats were positive for Bartonella henselae or Bartonella clarridgeiae, but none were coinfected. Approximately half of the B. henselae isolates from 21 cats were B. henselae type I. Moreover, B. henselae, Bartonella phoceensis, Bartonella queenslandensis, Bartonella rattimassiliensis, Bartonella elizabethae DNA was detected in ticks collected from dogs and one flea was B. clarridgeiae PCR positive. This is the first report of such a wide variety of Bartonella spp. detected in Rhipicephalus sanguineus. Further studies are required to understand the relative importance of these ectoparasites to transmit Bartonella spp. in dogs and cats.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11455/66646
ISSN: 1530-3667
文章連結: http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2010.0085
顯示於類別:微生物暨公共衛生學研究所

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