Detection of pathogenic Ehrlichia in ticks collected at acquisition sites of human ehrlichiosis in Missouri.

Alex DeShields, Emily Borman-Shoap, James E. Peters, Monique Gaudreault-Keener, Max Q. Arens, Gregory A. Storch

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Abstract

We collected 385 ticks from sites in Missouri associated with human monocytic ehrlichiosis. Using PCR, we detected E. chaffeensis or E. ewingii in 2 of 19 pools of adult Amblyomma americanum, 0 of 32 pools of Dermacentor variabilis, and 6 (18%) of 39 pools of unspeciated nymphal ticks from 3 of 6 sites associated with disease and one site not associated with disease. We also detected a variant of A. phagocytophila in one nymph pool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-136
Number of pages5
JournalMissouri Medicine
Volume101
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2004

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