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Infection of Domestic Dogs in Peru by Zoonotic Bartonella Species: A Cross-Sectional Prevalence Study of 219 Asymptomatic Dogs

  • Pedro Paulo V. P. Diniz mail,

    pdiniz@westernu.edu

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

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  • Bridget A. Morton,

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

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  • Maryam Tngrian,

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

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  • Malika Kachani,

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

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  • Eduardo A. Barrón,

    Affiliation: Laboratorio de Medicina Veterinaria Preventiva, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru

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  • Cesar M. Gavidia,

    Affiliation: Laboratorio de Medicina Veterinaria Preventiva, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru

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  • Robert H. Gilman,

    Affiliations: Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Laboratorio de Investigación de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Departamento de Microbiología, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, Asociación Benéfica Proyectos en Informática, Salud, Medicina y Agricultura, Lima, Peru

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  • Noelia P. Angulo,

    Affiliation: Laboratorio de Investigación de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Departamento de Microbiología, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

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  • Elliott C. Brenner,

    Affiliation: School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Richard Lerner,

    Affiliation: Asociación Benéfica Proyectos en Informática, Salud, Medicina y Agricultura, Lima, Peru

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  • Bruno B. Chomel

    Affiliation: School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Published: September 05, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002393

About the Authors

Pedro Paulo V. P. Diniz, Bridget A. Morton, Maryam Tngrian, Malika Kachani
College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California, United States of America
Eduardo A. Barrón, Cesar M. Gavidia
Laboratorio de Medicina Veterinaria Preventiva, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru
Robert H. Gilman
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Robert H. Gilman, Noelia P. Angulo
Laboratorio de Investigación de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Departamento de Microbiología, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
Robert H. Gilman, Richard Lerner
Asociación Benéfica Proyectos en Informática, Salud, Medicina y Agricultura, Lima, Peru
Elliott C. Brenner, Bruno B. Chomel
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: pdiniz@westernu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PPVPD MK CMG RL RHG. Performed the experiments: BAM MT ECB NPA EAB BBC. Analyzed the data: PPVPD BBC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BBC CMG RHG. Wrote the paper: PPVPD.