Wild Rodents and Novel Human Pathogen Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis, Southern Sweden
Published Date:Sep 2011
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 17(9):1716-1718.
Candidatus Neoehrlichia Mikurensis
RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Description:We examined small mammals as hosts for Anaplasmataceae in southern Sweden. Of 771 rodents, 68 (8.8%) were infected by Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis, but no other Anaplasmataceae were found. Candidatus N. mikurensis has recently been found in human patients in Germany, Switzerland, and Sweden, which suggests that this could be an emerging pathogen in Europe.
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