The natural history of Anaplasma phagocytophilum.

  title={The natural history of Anaplasma phagocytophilum.},
  author={Zerai Woldehiwet},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  volume={167 2-4},
Anaplasma phagocytophilum is the recently designated name replacing three species of granulocytic bacteria, Ehrlichia phagocytophila, Ehrlichia equi and the agent of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis, after the recent reorganization of the families Rickettsiaceae and Anaplasmataceae in the order Rickettsiales. Tick-borne fever (TBF), which is caused by the prototype of A. phagocytophilum, was first described in 1932 in Scotland. A similar disease caused by a related granulocytic agent was first… CONTINUE READING
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