Important new prevalence data from a healthy blood donor study in Brazil:
“Bartonella DNA was present in the bloodstream of approximately one out of 30 donors from a major blood bank in South America.”
“Antibodies against B. henselae or B. quintana were found in 16% and 32% of 500 blood donors, respectively. Serology was not associated with infection, with only three of 16 Bartonella-infected subjects seropositive for B. henselae or B. quintana.”
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