National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
EZIPs
TaxonomySpeciesBartonella henselae
CategoryBacteria
GenusBartonella
FamilyBartonellaceae
Order/ClassRhizobiales
PhylumProteobacteria
Human and animal diseaseHuman diseaseCat scratch disease
Predominant syndromeLymfodenopathy
Occ. risk groupForestry, and related workers
Incubation time3-14 days
Disease in farm animalsNo
Disease in pets and horsesNo
Disease in wildlifeYes
Specfic animal speciesCats, felines and sometimes dogs, porpoises
ReservoirsHumansNo
Farm animalsNo
Pets and horsesYes
WildlifeNo
Specific animal speciesFelines
TransmissionHuman to humanNo
SkinNo
Tissue/blood: ArthropodsYes
Tissue/blood: Invasive actionsYes
Secreta/excreta: AirNo
Secreta/excreta: Water/food/environmentNo
Secreta/excreta: Close animal contactNo
Transmission infoCat scratch, flea bite
Geographic distributionNetherlandsYes
EuropeYes
AfricaYes
North AmericaYes
South AmericaYes
AustraliaYes
AsiaYes
Distribution infoWorldwide
InfoSpecifics
Human ref. website URL
Animal ref. website URL
  Value Normalised valueWeightScore
1Probability of introduction into the Netherlands100% 10,4180,42
2Transmission in animal reservoirs10% 0,860,2920,25
3Economic damage, animal reservoirs0,5M€ 00,3370
4Animal-human transmission0,05% 0,230,6260,15
5Human-human transmission0% 00,3390
6Morbidity0,06 0,280,1810,05
7Mortality0,05% 0,530,6430,34
 Total    1,2
 Normalised score    0,48