Mechanisms of obligatory intracellular infection with Anaplasma phagocytophilum.


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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