Ehrlichia chaffeensis infection of sika deer, Japan

Makoto Kawahara, Tomoko Tajima, Harumi Torii, Mitsutaka Yabutani, Joji Ishii, Makiko Harasawa, Emiko Isogai, Yasuko Rikihisa

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Abstract

To determine whether Ehrlichia chaffeensis exists in Japan, we used PCR to examine blood from sika deer in Nara, Japan. Of 117 deer, 36 (31%) were infected with E. chaffeensis. The E. chaffeensis 16S rRNA base and GroEL amino acid sequences from Japan were most closely related to those of E. chaffeensis Arkansas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1991-1993
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume15
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Kawahara, M., Tajima, T., Torii, H., Yabutani, M., Ishii, J., Harasawa, M., Isogai, E., & Rikihisa, Y. (2009). Ehrlichia chaffeensis infection of sika deer, Japan. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 15(12), 1991-1993. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1512.081667