Tickborne fever | definition of tickborne fever by Medical dictionary
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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In fact, tickborne fever
(ruminant granulocytic anaplasmosis) induces diminished CD4 and CD8 peripheral blood counts, impaired mitogenic responses, impaired antibody responses, impaired neutrophil emigration, and defective phagocytosis and intracellular killing.
It is a pathogen of veterinary importance responsible for tickborne fever
of ruminants and for granulocytic anaplasmosis of horses and dogs (1,2).