Molecular epidemiology of feline and human Bartonella henselae isolates.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.3201/eid1505.080995
Multiple locus variable number tandem repeat analysis was performed on 178 Bartonella henselae isolates from 9 countries; 99 profiles were distributed into 2 groups. Human isolates/strains were placed into the second group. Genotype I and II isolates shared no common profile. All genotype I isolates clustered within group B. The evolutive implications are discussed.