What are anaplasmosis?

  • (noun): A disease of cattle that is transmitted by cattle ticks; similar to Texas fever.


Anaplasmosis is a disease caused by a rickettsial parasite of ruminants, Anaplasma spp. The organism occurs in the red blood cells and is transmitted by natural means through a number of haematophagous species of ticks. It can also be transmitted iatrogenically by the use of surgical, dehorning, castration, and tattoo instruments and hypodermic needles that are not disinfected between uses.

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Anaplasma Phagocytophilum
... It causes anaplasmosis in sheep and cattle, also known as tick-borne fever and pasture fever, and also causes the zoonotic disease human granulocytic anaplasmosis ... It causes human granulocytic anaplasmosis, which is a tick-borne rickettsial disease ...
Anaplasmosis - Notable Cases
... On July 30, 2009, David Letterman announced that he had been infected with anaplasmosis ... He believes he was most likely bitten by an infected tick while camping with his 5-year-old son in their tree house ...