Tahara, Kenji


Novel Genetic Variants of Anaplasma phagocytophilum , Anaplasma bovis , Anaplasma centrale , and a Novel Ehrlichia sp. in Wild Deer and Ticks on Two Major Islands in Japan

Kawahara et al. (2006). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 72 (2)
“Ehrlichia shimanensis”
ABSTRACT Wild deer are one of the important natural reservoir hosts of several species of Ehrlichia and Anaplasma that cause human ehrlichiosis or anaplasmosis in the United States and Europe. The primary aim of the present study was to determine whether and what species of Ehrlichia and Anaplasma naturally infect deer in Japan. Blood samples obtained from wild deer on two major