00652-A: A New Bartonella Infection in Domestic Dogs from Northern California

Grant Status: Closed

Grant Amount: $4,104
Bruno Chomel, DVM, PhD; University of California, Davis
July 1, 2005 - December 31, 2005


Breed(s): -All Dogs
Research Program Area: Immunology and Infectious Disease
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The proposed research aims to characterize the molecular epidemiology of Bartonella infection in rural dogs from northern California and is part of a larger project examining prevalence, risk factors and clinical associations of Bartonella infection in domestic dogs from California. This projects seeks to complete PCR testing of dogs in this population and for partial sequencing of 4 genes from 19 Bartonella isolates identified in rural dogs and gray foxes from the Hoopa Valley in northern California.


Harms, A., Segers, F. H. I. D., Quebatte, M., Mistl, C., Manfredi, P., Körner, J., … Dehio, C. (2017). Evolutionary Dynamics of Pathoadaptation Revealed by Three Independent Acquisitions of the VirB/D4 Type IV Secretion System in Bartonella. Genome Biology and Evolution, 9(3), 761–776. https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evx042
Henn, J. B., Gabriel, M. W., Kasten, R. W., Brown, R. N., Koehler, J. E., MacDonald, K. A., … Chomel, B. B. (2009). Infective Endocarditis in a Dog and the Phylogenetic Relationship of the Associated “Bartonella rochalimae” Strain with Isolates from Dogs, Gray Foxes, and a Human. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 47(3), 787–790. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01351-08
Henn, J. B., Gabriel, M. W., Kasten, R. W., Brown, R. N., Theis, J. H., Foley, J. E., & Chomel, B. B. (2007). Gray Foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) as a Potential Reservoir of a Bartonella clarridgeiae-Like Bacterium and Domestic Dogs as Part of a Sentinel System for Surveillance of Zoonotic Arthropod-Borne Pathogens in Northern California. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 45(8), 2411–2418. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.02539-06
Henn, Jennifer B., Chomel, B. B., Boulouis, H.-J., Kasten, R. W., Murray, W. J., Bar-Gal, G. K., … Baneth, G. (2009). Bartonella rochalimae in Raccoons, Coyotes, and Red Foxes. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 15(12), 1984–1987. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1512.081692

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