Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_1015-2


Honoring Paul Ehrlich (Ehrlich, Paul), a German Nobel Prize winner and coworker of Robert Koch (Koch, Robert).

General Information

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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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany