Comparison of the proliferation and excretion of Bartonella quintana between body and head lice following oral challenge.
- J H Kim,
- D J Previte,
- K S Yoon,
- E Murenzi,
- J E Koehler,
- B R Pittendrigh,
- S H Lee,
- J M Clark
Insect Mol Biol 2017 Jun 20;26(3):266-276. Epub 2017 Jan 20.
Department of Veterinary & Animal Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA.
Human body and head lice are highly related haematophagous ectoparasites but only the body louse has been shown to transmit Bartonella quintana, the causative agent of trench fever. The mechanisms by which body lice became a vector for B. quintana, however, are poorly understood. Read More