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Ehrlichia is a genus of bacteria being transmitted by ticks. E. phagocytophila (transmitted by Ixodes ticks) introduces the granulomatous ehrlichiosis in humans, horses, mice, and ruminants (Fig. 1); E. canis is the agent of the monocytic ehrlichiosis in dogs (transmitted by Rhipicephalus sanguineus), while E. chaffeensis introduces this disease in humans being transmitted by Amblyomma ticks in USA. E. phagocytophilum is synonym to Anaplasma phagocytophylum.
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