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This image depicts a public health field scientist holding an unidentified bat by its splayed wings, which he’d captured during a study in Guatemala, carried out in order to determine the types of pathogens harbored by these potential vectors.
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In 2011, the Global Disease Detection (GDD) Regional Center in Guatemala worked closely with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Vector Borne Diseases, and the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, in rural and urban regions of Guatemala, in order to collect specimens from bats to determine the prevalence of pathogens, including novel types of Bartonella, known to be associated with bats. Bartonella is recognized as a significant cause of acute and chronic disease globally.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:
Links:CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD); Bartonella Infection (Cat Scratch Disease, Trench Fever, and Carrión’s Disease)
CDC – Global Health; Global Health - CDC in Guatemala
Flickr – CDC Global Health - Global Disease Detection and Emergency Response
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