Protection against Ehrlichia equi is conferred by prior infection with the human granulocytotropic ehrlichia (HGE agent)

J. E. Barlough, J. E. Madigan, E. DeRock, J. S. Dumler, J. S. Bakken

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Abstract

A Thoroughbred filly that developed clinical signs of equine granulocytic ehrlichiosis following inoculation with the human granulocytotropic ehrlichia was shown to be resistant to challenge with Ehrlichia equi, a closely related agent. This result further substantiates the close and potentially conspecific relationship between these two granulocytotropic ehrlichiae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3333-3334
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume33
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

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