the prevalence of anaplasma platys and a potential novel anaplasma species exceed that of ehrlichia canis in asymptomatic dogs and rhipicephalus sanguineus in taiwan.canine anaplasmosis is regarded as an infection by anaplasma platys rather than zoonotic anaplasma phagocytophilum in subtropical areas based on the assumption that the common dog tick species is rhipicephalus sanguineus, which transmits e. canis and presumably a. platys. we investigated asymptomatic dogs and dog ticks from 16 communities in nantou county, taiwan to identify common dog tick species and to determine the prevalence of anaplasma and ehrlichia spp. of total 175 canine blood samples ...201728781347
detection of anaplasma phagocytophilum and anaplasma bovis in small wild mammals from taichung and kinmen island, taiwan.a total of 138 animals from 7 species (apodemus agrarius, bandicota indica, crocidura suaveolens, mus caroli, mus formosanus, rattus losea, and suncus murinus) captured in taichung, located in central taiwan, and kinmen island, an island off the shore of china, were examined for the presence of anaplasma phagocytophilum. the presence of the bacteria, which causes human granulocytic anaplasmosis, was examined by nested pcr targeting the16s rdna. twelve animals (8.7%) from m. caroli and r. losea, ...201424647253
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