Approximately 75% of emerging infectious diseases affecting humans are zoonotic (transmitted from animals to humans). Vectors (e.g., fleas, ticks, lice, biting flies, etc.) play an important role in transmitting zoonotic infections. Individuals at high-risk of acquiring Bartonella infection include those who work or live with animals, or those with high exposure to fleas, ticks, lice and biting flies. Stealth infections such as Bartonella are increasingly implicated in complex chronic disease syndromes, yet are extremely difficult to diagnose accurately. Many of these infections can be transmitted to humans by companion animals, including dogs, cats, horses and other pets.

To learn more about the emerging research and clinical picture for bartonellosis in animals and people, please see our free medical webinar, Understanding Bartonella, and other resources.

Videos

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Podcasts

Interview with Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt, Lena Live Podcast, BBS Radio, January 2015

Ticks, Fleas and Mysterious Disease, The People’s Pharmacy Radio Podcast, August 2014 [June 2013]

Tickborne Disease, The People’s Pharmacy Radio Podcast, May 2009


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White Papers

Human Bartonellosis: Perspectives of a Veterinary Internist

Feline Bartonellosis

Canine Bartonellosis


Key References

Bartonella Key References

Borrelia Key References