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Emerg Infect Dis. 1998 Oct-Dec;4(4):663-5.

Ehrlichia infection in Italy.

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1st Rome University, Italy.

Abstract

Immunoglobulin M seroconversion to Ehrlichia chaffeensis was documented in U.S. citizens bitten by ticks in Sardinia. Seven cases of suspected ehrlichiosis in local residents were not confirmed by laboratory tests. In Alpine areas antibodies to E. phagocytophila were detected in persons at high risk, i.e., foresters (8.6%) and hunters (5.5%), and in controls (1.5%). Of 153 persons bitten by ticks, only one was Ehrlichia antibody-positive after 6 months.

PMID:
9866746
PMCID:
PMC2640256
DOI:
10.3201/eid0404.980420
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