High seroprevalence of granulocytic ehrlichiosis distinguishes sheep that were the source of an alimentary epidemic of tick-borne encephalitis


A sheep herd from which contaminated cheese was produced, causing 21 cases of alimentary tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in human beings, was tested serologically for the presence of specific antibodies against both the TBE virus (TBEV) and Anaplasma phagocytophilum, the cause of tick-borne fever (TBF) in ruminants, and compared with three other herds… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00508-004-0191-0


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