What Is Bartonella?

By james
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There are countless different types of bacteria on our planet, and they are considered by many to be the most successful life form on the planet. Many will be living on the surfaces near to where you are located, while others will live in some very hostile conditions.

Only a very small percentage of bacteria are harmful to us, while some are even beneficial or necessary to us. Others, however, can make us ill, and others can even be a direct threat to our lives. One example of such as bacteria is the Bartonella genus, and it is responsible for a number of different diseases.

1. Bartonella

Bartonella is a common genus of bacteria that are found living inside animals. They are usually found in the lining of their host’s blood vessels. The bacterium is a zoonotic genus, meaning that it can be transmitted to people from other animals. It can be found in wild animals, as well as humans, and domestic animals.

The bacterium is responsible for a number of diseases that are known as bartonellosis, of which there are several types. The disease has been found in numerous countries around the world, including the United States. Some of the diseases caused by the bacterium are potentially dangerous.


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