Morphological evidence for infection of impala, Aepyceros melampus, platelets by a rickettsia-like organism

Du Plessis, L., Reyers, Fred and Stevens, K. (1997) Morphological evidence for infection of impala, Aepyceros melampus, platelets by a rickettsia-like organism. The Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 64 (4). pp. 317-8. ISSN 0030-2465

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Abstract

Ultrastructural studies revealed the presence of a parasite, believed to be Ehrlichia platys, in the blood platelets of impala. At the time of blood sampling all the animals appeared healthy. This is the first report on the presence of this rickettsia in these animals, previously described in canine platelets.

Keywords:Parasite, Rickettsiaceae Infections
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
ID Code:8474
Deposited On:31 Mar 2013 18:29

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