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Year : 2004
Tome : 155
Volume : 7
Pages : 377-380
Title : Epidemiological survey of canine bartonellosis to Bartonella vinsonii subs. berkhoffii and canine monocytic ehrlichiosis in dogs on the Island of Reunion
Authors : S. MLLER, HJ. BOULOUIS, J. VIALLARD and F. BEUGNET
Summary : Reunion Island is a French overseas department, located in Indian Ocean and with a tropical climate favourable to the development of arthropod transmitted diseases. Therefore, epidemiology of Canine monocytic erhlichiosis and bartonellosis were studied by serology (indirect immunofluorescence) and bacterial culture (for bartonella) in Reunion Island. Canine bartonellosis due to Bartonella vinsonii berkhoffii appears to be an emerging disease. Stray dogs and medicalised dogs were followed-up during one year. Reunion is an endemic area for canine ehrlichiosis, with a total prevalence close to 31%, that includes significant differences between medicalised dogs (prevalence lower than 3%) and stray dogs (prevalence over 75%). About canine bartonellosis, seroprevalence approaches 10% and there are differences between the two groups of dogs studied. 5% of dogs are co-infected which suggests a common vector.
Keywords : Ehrlichiosis, Ehrlichia canis, Bartonella vinsonii subs. berkhoffii, Dogs, Reunion Island.
Correspondence : S. MLLER
Adress : Service de Microbiologie, ENVA, 7 Avenue du Gnral de Gaulle, 94 704 Maisons-Alfort Cdex, France.
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