Well there you have it… from CDC themselves.  How are you going to deny that… Bartonella in Lice !!!

Volume 19, Number 2—February 2013

Dispatch

Transmission and Maintenance Cycle of Bartonella quintanaamong Rhesus Macaques, China

Abstract

We detected Bartonella quintana in 48.6% of captive rhesus macaques from an animal facility in Beijing, China. Prevalence of infection increased over the period of observation. Our findings suggest that macaques may serve as reservoir hosts for B. quintana and thatPedicinus obtusus lice might act as efficient vectors.

See link for full Article:

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/19/2/12-0816_article.htm