Incidence and prevalence of infection with Anaplasma phagocytophilum. Prospective study in healthy individuals exposed to ticks.

@article{Grzeszczuk2004IncidenceAP,
  title={Incidence and prevalence of infection with Anaplasma phagocytophilum. Prospective study in healthy individuals exposed to ticks.},
  author={Anna Grzeszczuk and Beata Puzanowska and Henryka Miego{\'c} and Danuta Prokopowicz},
  journal={Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine : AAEM},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={155-7}
}
The seroprevalence of human granulocytic anaplasmosis (former human granulocytic ehrlichiosis, HGE) has been documented in several studies, but little data exists on incidence rates in healthy individuals. In a prospective study, we tested 125 healthy adults (mean age 43 years)--workers of the Bialowieza Primeval Forest National Park, north-eastern Poland--for Anaplasma phagocytophilum IgG antibodies using an indirect immunofluorescence antibody assay, and for Borrelia burgdorferi IgG with… CONTINUE READING

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