Seroprevalence of Ehrlichia canis and of canine granulocytic Ehrlichia infection in dogs in Switzerland.

@article{Pusterla1998SeroprevalenceOE,
  title={Seroprevalence of Ehrlichia canis and of canine granulocytic Ehrlichia infection in dogs in Switzerland.},
  author={N Pusterla and Jeannine Berger Pusterla and Peter Deplazes and C. Wolfensberger and Willy M{\"u}ller and Angelika H{\"o}rauf and Claudia Reusch and Holger Lutz},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={36 12},
  pages={3460-2}
}
Serum samples from 996 dogs in Switzerland were examined for antibodies to Ehrlichia canis and to the agent causing canine granulocytic ehrlichiosis (CGE). Ehrlichiosis, borreliosis, and systemic illness not associated with ticks were suspected in 75, 122, and 157 of these dogs, respectively. The remainder of the serum samples were obtained from clinically healthy dogs which resided north (n = 235) or south (n = 407) of the Alps. The serum samples were tested by an indirect immunofluorescence… CONTINUE READING