Bartonella henselae and Rickettsia felis Detected in Cat Fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) Derived from Eastern Austrian Cats.
- Georg Gerhard Duscher,
- Adnan Hodžić,
- Aleksandar Potkonjak,
- Michael W Leschnik,
- Joachim Spergser
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2018 Apr 18. Epub 2018 Apr 18.
4 Department of Pathobiology, Institute of Microbiology, University of Veterinary Medicine , Vienna, Austria .
Cats and cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) are vectors of the zoonotic bacterial pathogens Bartonella henselae and Rickettsia felis, which are the causative agents of "cat scratch disease" and "cat flea typhus," respectively. In the surroundings of Vienna (Austria), we identified 11 (10.5%; n = 105) B. Read More