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Volume 6, Number 6—December 2000


Erratum Vol. 6, No. 4

Additional changes were needed in the letter, First Report of Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis from Southern Europe (Spain), by José Oteo et al. on p. 431, column 2 and p. 432, references. The corrected sentences and references follow.

First paragraph, second sentence: “Samples were sent to Dr. Barral at the Instituto Vasco de Investigacion y Desarrollo Agrario (NEIKER) who kindly performed the assay using a set of primers based on the published sequence of the 16s rRNA of E. phagocytophila (E1: 5'-GGC ATG TAG GCG GTT CGC TAA GTT -3' and E2: 5'-CCC CAC ATT CAG CAC TCA TCG TTT A-3') (10).”

Second paragraph, second sentence: “The prevalence of E. phagocytophila genogroup in the tick Ixodes ricinus is high (24.1% of nymphs, determined by PCR) (11) in La Rioja, and evidence of HGE infection in patients at risk has been reported (12).”

Corrected references

  • 11. Gil H, Barral M, Jimenez S, Perez A, Oteo JA, Juste RA, Garcia-Perez AL. Especies de garrapatas presentes en la vegetacion de la comunidad autonoma de La Rioja: Estudio de la infeccion por el grupo Ehrlichia phagocytophila [Tick species present in vegetation in the autonomous community of La Rioja. Study of infection by Ehrlichia phagocytophila group]. I Reunion Nacional del Grupo de Rickettsias y Borrelias [I National Meeting of the Rickettsia and Borrelia working group]. Haro. La Rioja. Spain. 28th-30th October, 1998.

  • 12. Oteo JA, Blanco JR. Human granulocytic ehrlichiosis. An emerging zoonosis in our medium? Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 1999;17:267-8.

We regret any confusion this error may have caused.

DOI: 10.3201/eid0606.C10606

Table of Contents – Volume 6, Number 6—December 2000