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Bartonella spp. - a chance to establish One Health concepts in veterinary and human medicine.

Regier Y, O Rourke F, Kempf VA - Parasit Vectors (2016)

Bottom Line: Infectious diseases remain a remarkable health threat for humans and animals.The genus Bartonella represents a congenial example of the synergistic benefits that can arise from such combined approaches: Bartonella spp. infect a broad variety of animals, are linked with a constantly increasing number of human diseases and are transmitted via arthropod vectors.As a result, the genus Bartonella is predestined to play a pivotal role in establishing a One Health concept combining veterinary and human medicine.

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Affiliation: Institute for Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, University Hospital, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

ABSTRACT
Infectious diseases remain a remarkable health threat for humans and animals. In the past, the epidemiology, etiology and pathology of infectious agents affecting humans and animals have mostly been investigated in separate studies. However, it is evident, that combined approaches are needed to understand geographical distribution, transmission and infection biology of "zoonotic agents". The genus Bartonella represents a congenial example of the synergistic benefits that can arise from such combined approaches: Bartonella spp. infect a broad variety of animals, are linked with a constantly increasing number of human diseases and are transmitted via arthropod vectors. As a result, the genus Bartonella is predestined to play a pivotal role in establishing a One Health concept combining veterinary and human medicine.

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Percentage of ticks found to harbor Bartonella spp. DNA (literature review). Presence of Bartonella spp. was determined via molecular techniques. Overall, Bartonella spp. were found in ~14.88 ± 15.80 % of ticks. Countries in which ticks were collected are depicted within the diagram
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Fig1: Percentage of ticks found to harbor Bartonella spp. DNA (literature review). Presence of Bartonella spp. was determined via molecular techniques. Overall, Bartonella spp. were found in ~14.88 ± 15.80 % of ticks. Countries in which ticks were collected are depicted within the diagram

Mentions: Ticks are known to act as vectors for many different bacterial, protozoan and viral pathogens. Hard ticks (e.g. Ixodes spp., Dermacentor spp.) usually feed three times during their life-cycle and can possibly be infected with different pathogens during every blood meal. Hosts can be bitten by ticks several times during their lifetime presenting multiple opportunities for pathogen transmission [152–154]. Several studies have detected the presence of Bartonella spp. in various tick species from around the world [26, 84, 93, 120, 121, 123, 138, 152, 155–168]. The prevalence of Bartonella DNA in hard ticks in Europe has been shown to be as high as 40 % [158]. In a recent study conducted in Finland, ticks were found to contain no detectable Bartonella DNA whereas DNA of Borrelia spp. was found frequently at ~ 19 % [169]. On the other hand, Bartonella DNA was detected in ~2 % of ticks collected in a recent study from Austria [170]. Figure 1 displays the percentage of ticks found to harbor Bartonella in different studies. Overall, in ~15 % of ticks studied Bartonella DNA was detectable.Fig. 1


Bartonella spp. - a chance to establish One Health concepts in veterinary and human medicine.

Regier Y, O Rourke F, Kempf VA - Parasit Vectors (2016)

Percentage of ticks found to harbor Bartonella spp. DNA (literature review). Presence of Bartonella spp. was determined via molecular techniques. Overall, Bartonella spp. were found in ~14.88 ± 15.80 % of ticks. Countries in which ticks were collected are depicted within the diagram
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Fig1: Percentage of ticks found to harbor Bartonella spp. DNA (literature review). Presence of Bartonella spp. was determined via molecular techniques. Overall, Bartonella spp. were found in ~14.88 ± 15.80 % of ticks. Countries in which ticks were collected are depicted within the diagram
Mentions: Ticks are known to act as vectors for many different bacterial, protozoan and viral pathogens. Hard ticks (e.g. Ixodes spp., Dermacentor spp.) usually feed three times during their life-cycle and can possibly be infected with different pathogens during every blood meal. Hosts can be bitten by ticks several times during their lifetime presenting multiple opportunities for pathogen transmission [152–154]. Several studies have detected the presence of Bartonella spp. in various tick species from around the world [26, 84, 93, 120, 121, 123, 138, 152, 155–168]. The prevalence of Bartonella DNA in hard ticks in Europe has been shown to be as high as 40 % [158]. In a recent study conducted in Finland, ticks were found to contain no detectable Bartonella DNA whereas DNA of Borrelia spp. was found frequently at ~ 19 % [169]. On the other hand, Bartonella DNA was detected in ~2 % of ticks collected in a recent study from Austria [170]. Figure 1 displays the percentage of ticks found to harbor Bartonella in different studies. Overall, in ~15 % of ticks studied Bartonella DNA was detectable.Fig. 1

Bottom Line: Infectious diseases remain a remarkable health threat for humans and animals.The genus Bartonella represents a congenial example of the synergistic benefits that can arise from such combined approaches: Bartonella spp. infect a broad variety of animals, are linked with a constantly increasing number of human diseases and are transmitted via arthropod vectors.As a result, the genus Bartonella is predestined to play a pivotal role in establishing a One Health concept combining veterinary and human medicine.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institute for Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, University Hospital, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

ABSTRACT
Infectious diseases remain a remarkable health threat for humans and animals. In the past, the epidemiology, etiology and pathology of infectious agents affecting humans and animals have mostly been investigated in separate studies. However, it is evident, that combined approaches are needed to understand geographical distribution, transmission and infection biology of "zoonotic agents". The genus Bartonella represents a congenial example of the synergistic benefits that can arise from such combined approaches: Bartonella spp. infect a broad variety of animals, are linked with a constantly increasing number of human diseases and are transmitted via arthropod vectors. As a result, the genus Bartonella is predestined to play a pivotal role in establishing a One Health concept combining veterinary and human medicine.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus