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Volume 15, Number 5—May 2009

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Molecular Epidemiology of Feline and Human Bartonella henselae Isolates

Rim Bouchouicha, Benoit Durand, Martine Monteil, B.B. Chomel, Moez Berrich, Mardjan Arvand, Richard J. Birtles, Edward B. Breitschwerdt, Jane E. Koehler, Ricardo G. Maggi, Soichi Maruyama, Rick Kasten, Elisabeth Petit, Henri-Jean Boulouis, and Nadia HaddadComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, Maisons Alfort, France (R. Bouchouicha, M. Monteil, M. Berrich, E. Petit, H.-J. Boulouis, N. Haddad); Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments, Maisons Alfort (B. Durand); University of California, Davis, California, USA (B. Chomel, R. Kasten); Zentrum für Gesundheitsschutz, Dillenburg, Germany (M. Arvand); University of Liverpool, Cheshire, UK (R.J. Birtles); North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (E. Breitschwerdt, R. Maggi); University of California, San Francisco, California, USA (J. Koehler); Nihon University, Kanagawa, Japan (S. Maruyama)

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Table 2

Distribution of Bartonella henselae isolates/strains by 16S rDNA genotype, host, and location for profiles with >2 isolates*

VNTR profile
No. isolates 16S rDNA genotype
Host
Location
A B C D E I II Human Healthy cat Europe Asia USA Aus-NZ
10 14 2 2 1 14 14 14 14
9 15 2 1 1 8 8 8 5 3
10 15 2 2 1 8 8 8 8
14 34 2 7 4 8 8 1 7 8
14 22 10 5 3 7 7 7 7
14 32 8 7 4 6 6 2 4 6
14 20 10 7 5 4 4 2 2 3 1
9 14 2 2 1 4 4 4 4
10 15 2 1 1 4 4 4 4
15 20 10 8 2 4 4 4 4
13 14 6 5 4 3 3 3 3
15 20 10 8 4 3 3 1 2 3
13 31 6 5 5 2 2 2 2
9 14 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 1
9 15 2 2 1 2 2 2 2
13 34 10 8 3 2 2 2 2
14 36 8 7 4 2 2 2 2
13 32 8 7 4 2 2 2 2
9 15 2 1 3 2 2 2 1 1
14 32 8 7 1 2 2 2 2
14 26 6 8 4 2 2 2 2
15 32 10 8 5 2 2 2 2
14 11 6 7 4 2 2 2 2
13 20 7 8 2 2 2 2 2
14 20 6 1 2 2 2 1 1 2
10 15 3 1 1 2 2 2 2
10 15 3 2 1 2 2 2 2
14 20 10 8 2 2 2 2 2
14 18 10 1 3 2 2 2 2
15 20 10 1 2 2 2 2 2

*VNTR, variable number tandem repeat; Aus-NZ, Australia and New Zealand; A, BHV-A; B, BHV-B; C, BHV-C; D, BHV-D; E, BHV-E.

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