Serological evidence of infection with Ehrlichia spp. in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Switzerland

Nicola Pusterla, Peter Deplazes, Ueli Braun, Hans Lutz

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Abstract

Serum samples from 1,550 red foxes in Switzerland were tested for antibodies to the agents of canine granulocytic and monocytic ehrlichiosis by an indirect immunofluorescent technique. Forty-four (2.8%) of the samples were positive for Ehrlichia phagocytophila, which is an antigen marker for granulocytic ehrlichiosis. In contrast, none of the samples had antibodies specific to Ehrlichia canis, the agent of monocytic ehrlichiosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1168-1169
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume37
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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