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Volume 17, Number 7—July 2011

Dispatch

Bartonella spp. in Bats, Guatemala

Ying BaiComments to Author , Michael Kosoy, Sergio Recuenco, Danilo Alvarez, David Moran, Amy Turmelle, James Ellison, Daniel L. Garcia, Alejandra Estevez, Kim Lindblade, and Charles E. Rupprecht
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (Y. Bai, M. Kosoy); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (S. Recuenco, A. Turmelle, J. Ellison, C. Rupprecht); Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala (D. Alvarez, D. Moran, A. Estevez); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Regional Office for Central America and Panama, Guatemala City (D.L. Garcia, K. Lindblade)

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Table 1

Prevalence of Bartonella spp. in bats from 5 collection sites, Guatemala, 2009

Bat species No. positive/no. cultured
Overall, no. positive/
no. cultured (%)
Conguaco Oratorio San Lucas Tolimán Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa Taxisco
Artibeus jamaicensis 0/3 0/2 0 0/3 0/5 0/13
Artibeus lituratus 0/1 0/1 0/1 0 0 0/3
Artibeus toltecus 1/1 0 0 0 0 1/1 (100)
Carollia castanea 0 0 0 0/1 0 0/1
Carollia perspicillata 0 0/2 0/3 0 4/9 4/14 (28.6)
Desmodus rotundus 5/7 2/4 0/1 6/12 2/7 15/31 (48.4)
Glossophaga soricina 1/1 0/3 1/5 0/3 0/3 2/152 (13.3)
Micronycteris microtis 0 0 0 0 1/3 1/3 (33.3)
Myotis elegans 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/2
Myotis nigricans 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/1
Phyllostomus discolor 7/8 0 1/1 0 0 8/9 (88.9)
Platyrrhinus helleri 0 0 0 0/1 0 0/1
Pteronotus davyi 0 0 0 7/10 0 7/10 (70)
Sturnira lilium 1/3 0/5 0/2 0 0/2 1/12 (8.3)
Sturnira ludovici
0/1
0
0/1
0
0
0/2
Total 15/25 2/17 2/14 13/31 7/31 39/118 (33.1)

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