Bartonellosis: Diagnosing a Stealth Pathogen

CHANREPORT.Breitschwerdt

Ed Breitschwerdt.

NC State professor of veterinary internal medicine Ed Breitschwerdt has spent the last couple of decades working with Bartonella, bacteria historically associated with “cat scratch disease.” Bartonella is increasingly recognized as a cause of persistent intravascular infection that can result in severe health effects. Research from Breitschwerdt’s laboratory and others has led to the discovery of more than 30 new Bartonella species, as well as numerous chronically infected animal “reservoirs” for the bacteria and a variety of insects that can transmit Bartonella to both humans and animals.

Read More …