Bartonellosis: One health perspectives on an emerging infectious disease


Published on Sep 10, 2014

Ian Beveridge Memorial Lecture 2014 by Professor Ed Breitschwerdt, DVM, is Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research, College of Veterinary Medicine North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.


A series of papers on Bartonella are found at this link  here from North Carolina State University

These three latest articles raise many important findings and questions:-

difficulties culturing the bacteria.

30 different species -13 found to infect humans

finding Bartonella in patients with Chronic illnesses – migraines, seizures, Rheumatoid illnesses, endocarditis

Bartonella is found in red blood cells making diagnosis and treatment difficult and possibly causing multi organ and multisystem illnesses.
It may have implications for the Blood Banks.
May be passed on by biting insects and ticks.
We need more research and better understanding from the medical community.
Dr Breitschwerdt talks about the difficulties he had in funding his research hence his involvement in setting up Galaxy Diagnostics