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Volume 28, Number 2—February 2022
Research Letter

Genetic Diversity of Bartonella spp. in Cave-Dwelling Bats and Bat Flies, Costa Rica, 2018

Miranda M. Mitchell1, Amanda Vicente-Santos1, Bernal Rodríguez-Herrera, Eugenia Corrales-Aguilar, and Thomas R. GillespieComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (M.M. Mitchell, A. Vicente-Santos, T.R. Gillespie); University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica (B. Rodríguez-Herrera, E. Corrales-Aguilar)

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Prevalence of Bartonella spp. in bats and bat flies sampled from roost sites, Costa Rica, 2018

Species No. positive/no. sampled
Artibeus jamaicensis 0/1
Balantiopteryx plicata 0/4
Carollia perspicillata 19/79
Desmodus rotundus 1/25
Diphylla ecaudata 0/1
Glossophaga commisarisi 0/12
Glossophaga soricina 0/10
Lonchophylla robusta 1/25
Lonchorhina aurita 0/13
Macrophyllum macrophyllum 1/1
Phyllostomus hastatus 0/4
Pteronotus gymnonotus 3/11
Pteronotus mesoamericanus 2/56
Pteropteryx kappleri 0/1
Tonatia saurophilia 0/1
Trachops cirrhosis 0/8
Total 27/252

*For bat flies, no. sampled indicates no. sampled pools. †Newly described species with Bartonella.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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