African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5210


A review of the prevalence of emerging Bartonellosis in humans and animals in China

Congbin Yao, Caixia Zhu, XueYin Pan, Xiuguo Hua and Congli Yuan*
Laboratory of Zoonosis and Comparative Medicine, School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 30 June 2011
  •  Published: 09 November 2011



The genus Bartonella is comprised of 20 species and subspecies, in which 10 species are responsible for human infections. The identification of the causative agent of cat-scratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, urban trench fever, and Carrion's disease has raised the emerging medical importance of Bartonella spp. This article provides an overview of bartonellosis with emphasis on its prevalence in China. 


Key words: Bartonella, cat-scratch disease, wild animal, prevalence.