Human lymphadenopathy caused by ratborne Bartonella, Tbilisi, Georgia

George Kandelaki, Lile Malania, Ying Bai, Neli Chakvetadze, Guram Katsitadze, Paata Imnadze, Christina Nelson, Shimon Harrus, Michael Kosoy*

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Lymphadenopathy and fever that developed in a woman in Tbilisi, Georgia, most likely were caused by a ratborne Bartonella strain related B. tribocorum and B. elizabethae. The finding suggests that this Bartonella strain could be spread y infected rats and represents a potential human risk.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)544-546
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2016

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