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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|State||Published - Jul 2011|