Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection in small mammal hosts of Ixodes ticks, Western United States

Janet E. Foley, Nathan C Nieto, Jennifer Adjemian, Haydee Dabritz, Richard N. Brown

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A total of 2,121 small mammals in California were assessed for Anaplasma phagocytophilum from 2006 through 2008. Odds ratios were >1 for 4 sciurids species and dusky-footed woodrats. High seroprevalence was observed in northern sites. Ten tick species were identified. Heavily infested rodent species included meadow voles, woodrats, deer mice, and redwood chipmunks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1147-1150
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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