Volume 24, Number 12—December 2018
Human Exposure to Novel Bartonella Species from Contact with Fruit Bats
|Participant age, y/sex||Titer in acute-phase serum†||Titer in convalescent-phase serum†||Ever ate bat||Ever participated in bat festival||Last time touched, scratched, or bitten by bat||Febrile illness since first bat festival of 2013|
|45/F||<1:32||1:64||Yes||No||6–12 mo ago||No|
|37/M||<1:32||1:64||Yes||No||>12 mo ago||No|
|25/F||<1:32||1:512||Yes||Yes||<1 mo ago||No|
|44/F||1:64||<1:32||Yes||Yes||<1 mo ago||No|
|70/M||1:256||No sample||Yes||No||>12 mo ago||Yes|
*Bartonella rousetti is the proposed name for the novel Bartonella species identified in Egyptian fruit bats in Nigeria.
†Acute-phase samples collected within 11–15 d after first bat festival of 2013; convalescent-phase samples collected 69–78 d after acute-phase sample collection (the second bat festival of 2013 did not take place between collections of acute- and convalescent-phase samples).
1Team members are listed at the end of this article.