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Bartonella

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A genus ot the family Bartonellacae (order Rickettsiales) hitherto only found in the Andes region and transmitted by Andean sandflies.

Description

A genus ot the family Bartonellacae (order Rickettsiales) hitherto only found in the Andes region and transmitted by Andean sandflies. It is the blood parasite which causes Oroya fever and Verruga peruana. Barton identified it in 1909.

Bibliography

  • A. L. Barton:
    Descripción de elementos endo-globulares hallados en las enfermos de fiebre verrucosa.
    La Crónica médica de Lima, 1909, 26: 7-10.

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