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Volume 8, Number 5—May 2002

Research

Genetic Variants of Ehrlichia phagocytophila1, Rhode Island and Connecticut

Robert F. Massung*, Michael J. Mauel†, Jessica H. Owens*, Nancy Allan*, Joshua W. Courtney*, Kirby C. Stafford‡, and Thomas N. Mather†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA; ‡Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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Map of northeastern United States, showing location of tick and rodent sampling sites.

Figure. . Map of northeastern United States, showing location of tick and rodent sampling sites.

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1Since this study was conducted, new nomenclature (Anaplasma phagocytophila) has been proposed; see Dumler JS, Barbet AF, Bekker CP, Dasch GA, Palmer GH, Ray SC, et al. Reorganization of genera in the families Rickettsiaceae and Anaplasmataceae in the order Rickettsiales: unification of some species of Ehrlichia with Anaplasma, Cowdria with Ehrlichia, and Ehrlichia with Neorickettsia, descriptions of six new species combinations and designation of Ehrlichia equi and ‘HGE agent’ as subjective synonyms of Ehrlichia pagocytophila. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001;51:2145-65.

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