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Persistent Ehrlichia chaffeensis
infection in white-tailed deer.
Post-release from the hospital, results came back seropositive (private laboratory, Tampa) for Ehrlichia chaffeensis
, the causative agent of human monocytic ehrlichiosis (HME).
Andrea Varela-Stokes concentrated mainly on Ehrlichia chaffeensis
, the agent of human monocytic ehrlichiosis (HME), and Borrelia lonestari (Figure 5), putative agent of "southern tick-associated rash illness" (STARI) in her PhD and post-doctoral work.
Further evaluation revealed positive serology for Ehrlichia chaffeensis
with an initial titer of 64 during the first week's test, 128 for the second week, and a maximum of 1024 by the third week.
is an obligatory intracellular, tick-transmitted bacterium that is maintained in nature in a cycle involving at least one and perhaps several vertebrate reservoir hosts.
Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis (HME) is a vector-borne disease transmitted through the bite of Ixodid ticks carrying the obligate intraleucocytic bacterium Ehrlichia chaffeensis
Tetracycline, too, is effective against Borrelia burgdorferi and Ehrlichia chaffeensis
, the causes of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and ehrlichiosis, respectively.