Transmission and Maintenance Cycle of Bartonella quintana among Rhesus Macaques, China
Figure 1. . Monitoring surveillance of Bartonella quintana infection in macaques and identification of lice. A) Macaques were housed in linked cages (squares); dashed lines indicate wired net enabling direct contact between macaques, and solid line indicates wall that does not enable contact between macaques. +, positive result for PCR; �?", negative result for PCR. B) Stereomicroscope image of a Pedicinus obtusus louse, a macaque-specific ectoparasite characterized by a slender body �%^1.0�?"3.0 A- 0.5�?"1.0 mm; long, sharp claws in distal end of 6 legs of the same length; and a plurality of rows of small hairs on both sides of the abdomen. Scale barA indicates 500 I1/4m.