Infection by other Ehrlichia species

Rickettsial Diseases

Animals Involved

Dogs and other canids thought to be reservoirs for E canis, might also occur in felids; rodents may be reservoirs for E muris

Known Distributions

E canis worldwide; E muris Eastern Europe to Asia; E muris–like organism in North America

Probable Means of Spreading

Ticks (E canis transmitted by Rhipicephalus sanguineus, E muris by Haemaphysalis flava and Ixodes persulcatus complex)

Clinical Manifestations in People

Rare cases of febrile illness, in both healthy and immunosuppressed

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