We collected 385 ticks from sites in Missouri associated with human monocytic ehrlichiosis. Using PCR, we detected E. chaffeensis or E. ewingii in 2 of 19 pools of adult Amblyomma americanum, 0 of 32 pools of Dermacentor variabilis, and 6 (18%) of 39 pools of unspeciated nymphal ticks from 3 of 6 sites associated with disease and one site not associated with disease. We also detected a variant of A. phagocytophila in one nymph pool.
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2004|