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The surprising thing you may not know about Bartonellosis

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on March 26, 2019 at 12:58 PM

While veterinary professionals are aware of the zoonotic potential of feline Bartonellosis, the potential for this hemotropic infectious organism to cause psychiatric disorders in humans may come as a surprise.

It is important to be aware of this risk, especially since B. henselae is not uncommon among cats. In fact, according to the CDC, “Bartonella henselae bacteremia has been documented in 30-40% of domestic and adopted shelter cats.” [1]

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