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Acta Médica Costarricense

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MCBRIDE, Jere W. Ehrlichia: Advances in vaccines, diagnostics and pathobiology. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2013, vol.55, suppl.1, pp.41-44. ISSN 0001-6002.

Ehrlichia spp. is responsible emerging human zoonoses and diseases of veterinary importance in the Americas. Ehrlichia chaffeensis emerged in North America in 1986 and new Ehrlichia spp. associated with human disease continue to emerge with the recent identification of an E. muris-like agent in Minnesota and Wisconsin in 2011. E. canis is prevalent throughout the Americas in dogs and has been associated with human disease in South America. The human ehrlichioses caused by all these erlichias together with E. ewingii, is an important public health problem. In the last years have been important advanced in vaccine development, immunodiagnostic and pathobiology of these diseases. However, is necessary the understanding of disease mechanisms of these emerging tick-transmitted pathogens in human and veterinary medicine.

Keywords : Ehrlichia; vaccine; diagnostic; pathobiology.

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