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Symposium on Bartonellae as Emerging Zoonoses and Emerging Pathogens

August 28, 2006

A symposium, "Bartonellae as Emerging Zoonoses and Emerging Pathogens," will explore the impact of the agent of cat scratch disease in multiple species around the world--including humans. Bartonella infections can be serious in people, especially those with compromised immune systems.

The event is sponsored by the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center on New and Emerging Zoonoses and Bayer Health Care, Animal Health Division.

Date: Friday September 8, 2006

Time: 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.9:00 Introductions

Location: University of California, School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, CA Veterinary Medicince Laboratory Facility (across from the Large Animal Clinic) Room 1102

Introduction: Dean Bennie Osburn, Dr. Bruno Chomel

Session I: Emergence of Bartonella Infections in Asia and Europe

9:10-9:30 Situation in Japan: from CSD to Bartonella in Rodents--Dr. S. Maruyama, Dr. H. Kabeya

9:30-9:50 Bartonella Infections in Humans and Animals in Taiwan--Dr. Chao-chin Chang

9:50-10:10 From Rodents to Humans in Thailand and Other Parts of Asia and the Far East--Dr. M. Kosoy

10:10-10:30 From Mice to Cattle and Other Animals: Impact on Human Health--Dr. H.J. Boulouis

Session II: Emergence of Bartonella Infection in the Americas and Africa

11:00-11:20 Of Cats, Dogs and Humans: A Perspective--Dr. E. Breitschwerdt

11:20-11:40 Rodent-borne Bartonellae in the New World---Dr. M. Kosoy

11:40-noon Wild Carnivores and Bartonella: What’s Next--Dr. B. Chomel

12:00-noon From Bacillary Angiomatosis in San Francisco to Bartonella in South America--Dr. J. Koehler