Acquisition and transmission of the agent of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis by Ixodes scapularis ticks.

@article{Hodzic1998AcquisitionAT,
  title={Acquisition and transmission of the agent of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis by Ixodes scapularis ticks.},
  author={Emir Hodzic and Douglas Fish and C M Maretzki and Aravinda M de Silva and Sunlian Feng and Stephen W. Barthold},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={36 12},
  pages={3574-8}
}
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the transmission of a human isolate of the agent of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE agent) from infected mice to larval ticks and to examine the population kinetics of the HGE agent in different stages of the tick life cycle. The HGE agent was quantitated by competitive PCR with blood from infected mice and with Ixodes scapularis ticks. The median infectious dose for C3H mice was 10(4) to 10(5) organisms when blood from an infected severe… CONTINUE READING