Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Infection and Immunity

Publication Date

3-2001

Abstract

A laboratory colony of human body lice was experimentally infected by feeding on rabbits made artificially bacteremic with a green fluorescent protein-expressing Bartonella quintana. B. quintana was detected in the gut and feces until death but not in the eggs. The life span of the lice was not modified. The rabbit model should provide valuable clues to the role of lice in the transmission of B. quintana.

DOI

10.1128/IAI.69.3.1876-1879.2001

Included in

Biology Commons

Share

COinS