Global & Disaster Medicine

Vermont: 133 cases of anaplasmosis have been reported so far this year

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Anaplasmosis is a disease caused by infection of the bacterium, Anaplasma phagocytophilum. In the eastern United States, the disease is spread by the bite of an infected black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis. This is the same tick that can transmit Lyme disease. Anaplasmosis is also known as human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) and can be similar to another tick-borne disease, ehrlichiosis. However, these are distinct diseases that are transmitted by different ticks.


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