Ehrlichia

Ehrlichia is a genus of rickettsiales bacteria. They are transmitted by ticks. Several species can cause infection (Ehrlichiosis) in humans. The genus is named after German microbiologist Paul Ehrlich. These diseases are considered zoonotic as the main reservoir for the pathogen is in animal, usually mammal species. Ehrlichia are obligately intrac...
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ehrlichia

Small, often pleomorphic, coccoid to ellipsoidal organisms occurring intracytoplasmically in circulating lymphocytes. They are the aetiologic agents of tick-borne diseases of humans, dogs, cattle, sheep, goats, and horses. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Ehrlichia

Type: Term Pronunciation: er-lik′ē-ă Definitions: 1. A genus of small, often pleomorphic, coccoid to ellipsoidal, nonmotile, gram-negative bacteria (order Rickettsiales) that occur either singly or in compact inclusions in circulating mammalian leukocytes; species are the etiologic agents of ehrlichiosis and are transmitted by ticks...
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