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Volume 20, Number 3—March 2014

Bartonella henselae and B. koehlerae DNA in Birds

Patricia E. Mascarelli, Maggie McQuillan, Craig A. Harms, Ronald V. Harms, and Edward B. BreitschwerdtComments to Author 
Author affiliations: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (P.E. Mascarelli, M. McQuillan, C.A. Harms, E.B. Breitschwerdt); North Carolina State University, Morehead City, North Carolina, USA (M. McQuillan, C.A. Harms, R.V. Harms)

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Bartonella species detected in birds*

Bird common name Bird species No. birds positive/no. total Bartonella sp.
House sparrow Passer domesticus 0/28
Boat-tailed grackle Quiscalus major 0/15
Mourning dove Zenaida macroura 0/12
Herring gull† Larus argentatus 0/6
House finch Carpodacus mexicanus 0/5
Blue jay Cyanocitta cristata 0/3
Song sparrow Melospiza melodia 0/2
Northern cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis 0/2
Northern mockingbird Mimus polyglottos 2/2 B. henselae SA2
European starling Sturnus vulgaris 0/2
Red-winged blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus 1/1 B. henselae SA2
Brown thrasher Toxostoma rufum 0/1
Tufted titmouse Baeolophus bicolor 0/1
Red-bellied woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus 1/1 B. koehlerae
Common grackle Quiscalus quiscula 0/1
Common loon† Gavia immer 1/1 B. koehlerae
Red-headed woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus 0/1
Brown pelican† Pelicanus occidentalis 0/1
Collared dove Streptopelia decaocto 0/1

*SA2, San Antonio 2 intergenic spacer region genotype.

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