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Volume 13, Number 9—September 2007


Molecular Evidence for Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Israel

Avi Keysary*Comments to Author , Robert F. Massung†, Moshe Inbar‡, Arian D. Wallach‡, Uri Shanas‡, Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu§, and Trevor Waner*
Author affiliations: *Israel Institute for Biological Research, Ness Ziona, Israel; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel; §Hebrew University–Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel;

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PCR positivity to Anaplasma phagocytophilum in ticks collected from roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), Mount Carmel, Israel

Tick species No. ticks tested Ticks with 
A. phagocytophilum DNA
Rhipicephalus turanicus
Females 25 2
Males 16 1
R. sanguineus 1 0
Hyalomma marginatum
Females 4 0
Males 10 1
Boophilus kohlsi
Males 1 0
Nymphs 13 1

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