About the Authors

Caroline Reis

Affiliation Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, USC INRA Bartonella-Tiques, ANSES, Maisons-Alfort, France

Martine Cote

Affiliation Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, USC INRA Bartonella-Tiques, ANSES, Maisons-Alfort, France

Danielle Le Rhun

Affiliation Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, USC INRA Bartonella-Tiques, ANSES, Maisons-Alfort, France

Benoit Lecuelle

Affiliation École Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, Centre de Recherche Biomedicale, Maisons-Alfort, France

Michael L. Levin

Affiliation Medical Entomology Laboratory, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Muriel Vayssier-Taussat

Affiliation Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, USC INRA Bartonella-Tiques, ANSES, Maisons-Alfort, France

Sarah I. Bonnet

sbonnet@vet-alfort.fr

Affiliation Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, USC INRA Bartonella-Tiques, ANSES, Maisons-Alfort, France

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SIB MV-T. Performed the experiments: CR MC DLR BL SIB. Analyzed the data: SIB MV-T MLL CR. Wrote the paper: SIB MV-T MLL CR.