Bartonella quintana endocarditis in a child from Northern Manitoba, Canada

Carl Boodman, William MacDougall, Michael Hawkes, Gregory Tyrrell, Sergio Fanella

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We describe a case of Bartonella quintana endocarditis in an 11-year-old child from Northern Manitoba, Canada. This case demonstrates the neglected endemicity of B. quintana in Northern Canada and highlights the need for improved case finding and elucidation of specific risk factors for B. quintana infection in the Canadian North. Considering B. quintana's predominant transmission via body lice ectoparasitosis, we hypothesize that B. quintana's endemicity in Northern Canada is linked to inadequate access to suitable housing and running water among remote communities in the Canadian North.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)e0010399
Publication statusPublished - May-2022


  • Animals
  • Bartonella quintana/genetics
  • Canada
  • Child
  • Endocarditis
  • Humans
  • Manitoba
  • Pediculus
  • Trench Fever


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