Bartonella and Bartonellosis: New Advances and Further Challenges
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 20839
Interests: vector-borne disease; bartonella infection; biofilms; single- and multi-photon microscopy; second harmonic generation microscopy; skin biology; COVID
The genus Bartonella is comprised of fastidious Gram-negative, slow-growing, and facultative intracellular bacteria belonging to the Alpha-2 subgroup of the class Proteobacteria, and the order Rhizobiales. These microorganisms are most often transmitted to humans through animal bites or scratches (cats, dogs, and other animals), by scratch inoculation of infected flea or body louse feces into the skin, and potentially, by bites of other vectors including ants, biting flies, keds, mites, spiders, and ticks. Currently, at least 40 Bartonella species or subspecies have been characterize, of which 17 Bartonella species have been implicated in association with zoonotic infections in humans. These bacteria have become globally important, but medically underappreciated emerging pathogens impacting animal and human health. An infectious disease produced by bacteria of the genus Bartonella is called Bartonellosis and includes Carrion’s disease, cat-scratch disease, chronic lymphadenopathy, trench fever, chronic bacteraemia, culture-negative endocarditis, bacilliary angiomatosis, bacilliary peliosis, vasculitis, and uveitis.
In this Special Issue, I invite reviews or original research articles related to Bartonella and Bartonellosis with a special emphasis on pathogenic mechanisms, prevalence values and findings in diagnostic settings, and signs and symptoms of infection.
Dr. Marna Ericson
Prof. Dr. Lynne T. Bemis
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- animal and human bartonellosis
- one health, biofilms