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dc.contributor.authorMajerová, Karolina
dc.contributor.authorGutiérrez, Ricardo
dc.contributor.authorFonville, Manoj
dc.contributor.authorHönig, Václav
dc.contributor.authorPapežík, Petr
dc.contributor.authorHofmannová, Lada
dc.contributor.authorLesiczka, Paulina Maria
dc.contributor.authorNachum-Biala, Yaarit
dc.contributor.authorRůžek, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorSprong, Hein
dc.contributor.authorHarrus, Shimon
dc.contributor.authorModrý, David
dc.contributor.authorVotýpka, Jan
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-15T20:15:45Z
dc.date.available2021-07-15T20:15:45Z
dc.date.issued2021-06-01
dc.identifier.issn2076-0817
dc.identifier.pmid34205901
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/pathogens10060686
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10029/625097
dc.description.abstractFree-living animals frequently play a key role in the circulation of various zoonotic vector-borne pathogens. Bacteria of the genus Bartonella are transmitted by blood-feeding arthropods and infect a large range of mammals. Although only several species have been identified as causative agents of human disease, it has been proposed that any Bartonella species found in animals may be capable of infecting humans. Within a wide-ranging survey in various geographical regions of the Czech Republic, cadavers of accidentally killed synurbic mammalian species, namely Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) and Northern white-breasted hedgehog (Erinaceus roumanicus), were sampled and tested for Bartonella presence using multiple PCR reaction approach targeting several DNA loci. We demonstrate that cadavers constitute an available and highly useful source of biological material for pathogen screening. High infection rates of Bartonella spp., ranging from 24% to 76%, were confirmed for all three tested mammalian species, and spleen, ear, lung and liver tissues were demonstrated as the most suitable for Bartonella DNA detection. The wide spectrum of Bartonella spp. that were identified includes three species with previously validated zoonotic potential, B. grahamii, B. melophagi and B. washoensis, accompanied by 'Candidatus B. rudakovii' and two putative novel species, Bartonella sp. ERIN and Bartonella sp. SCIER.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectB. melophagien_US
dc.subjectB. rochalimaeen_US
dc.subjectB. washoensisen_US
dc.subjectBartonella grahamiien_US
dc.subjecthedgehogsen_US
dc.subjectmultiple PCRen_US
dc.subjectsquirrelsen_US
dc.subjectvector-borne diseasesen_US
dc.subjectzoonosesen_US
dc.subject‘Candidatus B. rudakovii’en_US
dc.titleHedgehogs and Squirrels as Hosts of Zoonotic Species.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalPathogens 2021; 10(6):686en_US
dc.source.journaltitlePathogens (Basel, Switzerland)
dc.source.volume10
dc.source.issue6
dc.source.countrySwitzerland


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