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Bartonella henselae bacteria

Aug 5, 2021

$4.8 Million Awarded to Develop Treatment for Bartonella-Related Disease

The CVM is leading the way to develop an effective antimicrobial treatment for animals and humans impacted by the Bartonella family of bacteria. 

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Apr 8, 2021

Pilot Study Finds Evidence of Bartonella Infection in Schizophrenia Patients

Bartonella are bacteria historically associated with cat-scratch disease, which until recently was thought to be solely a short-lived or self-limiting infection. 

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Dec 9, 2020

Study: Bartonella Infection Associated With Psychiatric Symptoms and Skin Lesions

The research adds to the body of evidence that not only can Bartonella infection mimic a spectrum of chronic illnesses, but that dermatological symptoms may accompany infection. 

Ticks Rocky Mountain

Nov 10, 2020

NC State Veterinary Medicine Researchers Identify New Rickettsia Species in Dogs

The new yet unnamed species, initially identified in three dogs, is part of the spotted-fever group which includes Rickettsia rickettsii, the bacteria that cause Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. 

Dean Lunn presents award to Ed Breitschwerdt

Apr 9, 2018

A Distinguished Professorship for an Extraordinary Scientist

Ed Breitschwerdt, a professor of medicine and infectious diseases, came to the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982, and has influenced students in every CVM class to step through the college’s doors... 

Mar 7, 2012

Researcher Seeks to Find Vaccine for Tick-Transmitted Disease Deadly to Cats

Dr. Adam Birkenheuer, an associate professor of internal medicine at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, is the recipient of a grant from the Morris Animal Foundation that supports his continued research into Cytauxzoonosis, a life-threatening disease of domestic cats that is similar to malaria in humans. Dr. Birkenheuer and Dr. Leah Cohn,…