Bartonella spp. in bats, Guatemala

  • Bai Y
  • Kosoy M
  • Recuenco S
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To better understand the role of bats as reservoirs of Bartonella spp., we estimated Bartonella spp. prevalence and genetic diversity in bats in Guatemala during 2009. We found prevalence of 33% and identified 21 genetic variants of 13 phylogroups. Vampire bat-associated Bartonella spp. may cause undiagnosed illnesses in humans.

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  • Ying Bai

  • Michael Kosoy

  • Sergio Recuenco

  • Danilo Alvarez

  • David Moran

  • Amy Turmelle

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