A genus of parasitic bacteria (order Rickettsiales) found in and on the surface of erythrocytes, but which rarely produce disease in animals without splenectomy. They are identical to Eperythrozoon species, except that Haemobartonella species are not found free in the plasma nor are ring forms seen on the surface of infected erythrocytes. Species a
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Type: Term Definitions: 1. A genus of gram-negative bacteria, possibly identical to Mycoplasma. Some species infect carnivores and rodents. Infection may be subclinical or may result in immune-mediated hemolytic anemia. Transmission is thought to be by blood-sucking arthropod vectors.
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