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Research Article

Candidatus Bartonella merieuxii, a Potential New Zoonotic Bartonella Species in Canids from Iraq

  • Bruno B. Chomel mail,

    bbchomel@ucdavis.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Audrey C. McMillan-Cole,

    Affiliation: Public Health Command Region-Pacific, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Rickie W. Kasten,

    Affiliation: Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Matthew J. Stuckey,

    Affiliation: Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Shingo Sato,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Veterinary Public Health, Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, Fujisawa, Japan

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  • Soichi Maruyama,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Veterinary Public Health, Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, Fujisawa, Japan

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  • Pedro P. V. P. Diniz,

    Affiliation: College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California, United States of America

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  • Edward B. Breitschwerdt

    Affiliation: Intracellular Pathogens Research Laboratory, Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: September 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001843

About the Authors

Bruno B. Chomel, Rickie W. Kasten, Matthew J. Stuckey
Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
Audrey C. McMillan-Cole
Public Health Command Region-Pacific, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Shingo Sato, Soichi Maruyama
Laboratory of Veterinary Public Health, Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, Fujisawa, Japan
Pedro P. V. P. Diniz
College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California, United States of America
Edward B. Breitschwerdt
Intracellular Pathogens Research Laboratory, Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: bbchomel@ucdavis.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BBC ACMC. Performed the experiments: BBC ACMC RWK. Analyzed the data: BBC ACMC MJS SS SM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RWK SS SM PPVPD EBB. Wrote the paper: BBC ACMC. Contributed to writing of article: MJS SS SM PPVPD EBB.