Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, August 18th, 1997
The causal agent of the disease, Bartonella bacilliformis, is transmitted by a bloodfeeding sandfly. Resulting infection can take the form of Oroya fever, verruca peruana (a late, eruptive stage of the disease), or a combination of these. Bartonellosis is endemic in areas of South America, including Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, and some valleys within the Andes mountains in Peru.
Writing in the August 1997 issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, Yasuji Amano of the National Institute...
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