prevalence of bartonella species, hemoplasmas, and rickettsia felis dna in blood and fleas of cats in bangkok, thailand.flea infestations are common in thailand, but little is known about the flea-borne infections. fifty flea pools and 153 blood samples were collected from client-owned cats between june and august 2009 from veterinary hospitals in bangkok, thailand. total dna was extracted from all samples, and then assessed by conventional pcr assays. the prevalence rates of bartonella spp. in blood and flea samples were 17% and 32%, respectively, with dna of bartonella henselae and bartonella clarridgeiae being ...201222521739
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