Etiology of Oroya fever: V. The experimental transmission of Bartonella bacilliformis by ticks (Dermacentor andersoni)

Published Date
Journal
Journal of Experimental Medicine
Citation
J Exp Med. 1926 Oct 31;44(5):729-34
DOI
10.1084/jem.44.5.729
Authors
Noguchi H
Abstract

Experiments are reported in which Bartonella bacilliformis was transmitted from infected to normal rhesus monkeys by the bite of thetick, Dermacentor andersoni. A long period of feeding, both on the infected animal and on the normal animal subjected to infection, was required in order to secure positive results. The infection transmitted by the ticks was mild, but definite, as shown by the recovery ofBartonella bacilliformis from the lymph nodes and blood.