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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Microbiology|
|State||Published - Dec 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)