Mechanisms of obligatory intracellular infection with Anaplasma phagocytophilum.

Abstract

Anaplasma phagocytophilum persists in nature by cycling between mammals and ticks. Human infection by the bite of an infected tick leads to a potentially fatal emerging disease called human granulocytic anaplasmosis. A. phagocytophilum is an obligatory intracellular bacterium that replicates inside mammalian granulocytes and the salivary gland and midgut… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/CMR.00064-10

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