tickborne fever

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tickborne fever

an infectious disease of cattle and sheep caused by Anaplasma phagocytophila (called also Rickettsia bovina and R. ovina or Cytoectes phagocytophila). The organism is a parasite of white blood cells and the disease is characterized by fever, polypnea and abortion. Called also ehrlichosis, Ondiri disease, bovine petechial fever.

central European tickborne fever fever
a meningoencephalitis of humans caused by a flavivirus which is present in the milk of ruminants although the principal reservoir is the tick Ixodes ricinus.
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