Increasing incidence of Ehrlichia chaffeensis and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in the United States, 2000-2007.

@article{Dahlgren2011IncreasingIO,
  title={Increasing incidence of Ehrlichia chaffeensis and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in the United States, 2000-2007.},
  author={F Scott Dahlgren and Eric J Mandel and John W. Krebs and Robert F. Massung and Jennifer H. McQuiston},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2011},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={124-31}
}
Ehrlichia chaffeensis causes human monocytic ehrlichiosis, and Anaplasma phagocytophilum causes human granulocytic anaplasmosis. These related tick-borne rickettsial organisms can cause severe and fatal illness. During 2000-2007, the reported incidence rate of E. chaffeensis increased from 0.80 to 3.0 cases/million persons/year. The case-fatality rate was 1.9%, and the hospitalization rate was 49%. During 2000-2007, the reported incidence of A. phagocytophilum increased from 1.4 to 3.0 cases… CONTINUE READING
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