Quantitative evaluation of ehrlichial burden in horses after experimental transmission of human granulocytic ehrlichia agent by intravenous inoculation with infected leukocytes and by infected ticks

Nicola Pusterla, Christian M. Leutenegger, Joon Seok Chae, Hans Lutz, Robert B. Kimsey, J. Stephen Dumler, John E Madigan

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Abstract

This paper describes the kinetics of the human granulocytic ehrlichiosis agent in the blood of horses experimentally infected by intravenous inoculation with infected leukocytes and by infected ticks as evaluated by using a real-time quantitative PCR assay. The data obtained indicated differences in the period of incubation, duration of rickettsemia, and initial and maximal ehrlichial loads between the two routes of infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4042-4044
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume37
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1999

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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