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Ticks Have Potential To Transmit Cat Scratch Disease

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April 16, 2001
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Cat scratch disease may no longer be the appropriate name for the malady caused by the bacterium Bartonella henselae. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have discovered evidence of the organism in ticks, suggesting that the arthropod has the potential to transmit the disease.

WASHINGTON, DC - April 12, 2001 -- Cat scratch disease may no longer be the appropriate name for the malady caused by the bacterium Bartonella henselae. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have discovered evidence of the organism in ticks, suggesting that the arthropod has the potential to transmit the disease. They report their results in the April 2001 issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.


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