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Bartonella spp. in Feral Pigs, Southeastern United States

By Adam W. Beard, Ricardo G. Maggi, Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf, Natalie A. Cherry, Mark R. Sandfoss, Christopher S. DePerno and Edward B. Breitschwerdt


In conjunction with efforts to assess pathogen exposure in feral pigs from the southeastern United States, we amplified Bartonella henselae, B. koehlerae, and B. vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii from blood samples. Feral pigs may represent a zoonotic risk for hunters or butchers and pose a potential threat to domesticated livestock

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Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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