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Volume 11, Number 10—October 2005

Dispatch

Anaplasma phagocytophilum in White-tailed Deer

Robert F. Massung*Comments to Author , Joshua W. Courtney*†, Shannon L. Hiratzka*, Virginia E. Pitzer*, Gary Smith‡, and Richard L. Dryden†
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania, USA; ‡University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Results of polymerase chain reaction and DNA sequencing of Anaplasma phagocytophilum from Ixodes scapularis ticks collected from white-tailed deer

Year No. ticks* AP-Variant 1, n (%) AP-ha, n (%)
2000 73 F 53 (72.6) 9 (12.3)
64 M 4 (6.3) 2 (3.1)
2001 129 F 37 (28.7) 13 (10.1)
65 M 10 (15.4) 3 (4.6)
2002 4 F 1 (25) 1 (25)
2 M 0 1 (50)

*All females were either partially or fully engorged.

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