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Ehrlichia canis, the etiologic agent of canine ehrlichiosis, was isolated in Israel from a naturally infected dog with acute signs of the disease. The organism designated E. canis 611, was passaged experimentally to a beagle, from which it was propagated in primary canine monocytes. The organism was then grown in vitro in a continuous canine cell line,(More)
Of all the things a person could say in a given situation, what determines what is worth saying? Greenfield's principle of informativeness states that right from the onset of language, humans selectively comment on whatever they find unexpected. In this article, we quantify this tendency using information-theoretic measures and report on a study in which we(More)
Six beagles were experimentally infected with Ehrlichia canis. All dogs developed typical clinical signs of ehrlichiosis and sero-converted. Ehrlichial antigenemia in the plasma of the infected dogs was detected using a sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Ehrlichial antigen was present starting 15-20 days post-infection, after the(More)
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