16 July 2015 (Thursday) - Ehrlichiosis

Something else from the Facebook group “Medical Laboratory Professionalshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/medical.laboratory.professionals/

Someone posted the above photo. It was a new one on me – Ehrlichiosis - Ehrlichiosis is a tickborne bacterial infection caused by bacteria of the family Anaplasmataceae, genera Ehrlichia and Anaplasma. These obligate intracellular bacteria infect and kill white blood cells.

The average reported annual incidence is 0.7 cases per million people. Apparently. I wonder if that is in the USA… I’ve never heard of it. I shall keep an eye out for it…

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