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Volume 8, Number 9—September 2002

Research

Spatial Analysis of Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis near Lyme, Connecticut

Emma K. Chaput*, James I. Meek*Comments to Author , and Robert Heimer*
Author affiliations: *Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA;

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a. Confirmed human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) cases identified through active and passive surveillance systems, 1997–2000; b. Raw annualized incidence of confirmed HGE cases by town, 1997–2000*; c. Raw annualized incidence of confirmed HGE cases by census block group*; d. Smoothed annualized incidence of confirmed HGE cases by census block group.* *Cases per 100,000 persons.

Figure 2. a. Confirmed human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) cases identified through active and passive surveillance systems, 1997–2000; b. Raw annualized incidence of confirmed HGE cases by town, 1997–2000*; c. Raw annualized incidence of confirmed HGE cases by census block group*; d. Smoothed annualized incidence of confirmed HGE cases by census block group.* *Cases per 100,000 persons.

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1 Since 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 phagocytophila. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2001;51:2145–65.

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