New findings on anaplasmosis caused by infection with Anaplasma phagocytophilum.

@article{Lillini2006NewFO,
  title={New findings on anaplasmosis caused by infection with Anaplasma phagocytophilum.},
  author={Eugenio Lillini and Gladia Macr{\`i} and Gabriella Proietti and Manuela Scarpulla},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={1081},
  pages={360-70}
}
Ixodes ricinus (I. ricinus) is one of the vectors of Anaplasma phagocytophilum (A. phagocytophilum) in Europe, in which rates of infection range from 1.9% to 34%. In 1998, human granulocytic ehrlichiosis-like (HGE-like) Ehrlichia DNA was detected in Italy, by PCR technique in one I. ricinus nymph out of 55 ticks that were examined. In 1996, 6.3% of 310 human sera in high-risk subjects from Italy were found positive for antibodies to Ehrlichia phagocytophila (E. phagocytophila). In the same year… CONTINUE READING

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