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A Vector-Borne Disease of Animals and Humans


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A Vector-Borne Disease of Animals and Humans

Jim C. Williams (Editor)
Ibulaimu D.V.M. Kakoma (Editor)



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Thus, the etiologic agent of PHF, now named after Professor Ristic, Ehrlichia risticii, historically places this scientist side by side with the other 2 "R's", i. e. , Ricketts and da Rochalima. Ehrlichiosis is not limited to domestic animals. Sennetsu rickettsiosis, long known by Japanese scientists as an imitator of "infectious mononucleosis," was subsequently shown to be caused by an ehrlichial agent, through collaborative efforts among the United States Army, the University of Illinois, and Dr.


ISBN 792306910
ISBN13 9780792306917
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
Format Hardback
Publication date 29/03/1990
Pages 176
Weight (grammes) 432
Published in United States
Height (mm) 234
Width (mm) 156

Ch. 1. The historical background and global importance of ehrlichiosis.- Ch. 2. Current status of the in-vitro cultivation of ehrlichiae.- Ch. 3. Ultrastructure of rickettsiae with special emphasis on ehrlichiae.- Ch. 4. Antigenic properties of the ehrlichiae and other rickettsiaceae.- Ch. 5. Biological properties of the genus Ehrlichia: substrate utilization and energy metabolism.- Ch. 6. Biologic and pathogenic properties of Ehrlichia visticii: the etiologic agent of equine monocytic ehrlichiosis.- Ch. 7. Pathophysiology of canine ehrlichiosis.- Ch. 8. Experimental ehrlichiosis in nonhuman primates.- Ch. 9. Human ehrlichiosis in the United States.- Ch. 10. Evolutionary history of chlamydiae: answers for some old questions, no answers for some new ones.- Ch. 11. Recent research findings on cowdriosis.- Ch. 12. Current strategies in research on ehrlichiosis.- Ch. 13. Epilogue.- Index of Subjects.