Ehrlichia – New Species Identified

Mayo Medical Laboratories has detected a new pathogenic Ehrlichia species. Analysis at Mayo Clinic and by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shown this species to be closely related to Ehrlichia muris, a species not previously reported in North America. Detection of this new Ehrlichia species is the subject of an article authored by Bobbi S. Pritt, MD and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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