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The human ehrlichioses in the United States.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10511519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The emerging tick-borne zoonoses human monocytic ehrlichiosis (HME) and human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) are under reported in the United States. From 1986 through 1997, 1,223 cases (742 HME, 449 HGE, and 32 not ascribed to a specific ehrlichial agent) were reported by state health departments. HME was most commonly reported from southeastern and southcentral states, while HGE was most often reported from northeastern and upper midwestern states. The annual number of reported cases increased sharply, from 69 in 1994 to 364 in 1997, coincident with an increase in the number of states making these conditions notifiable. From 1986 through 1997, 827 probable and confirmed cases were diagnosed by serologic testing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, although how many of these cases were also reported by states is not known. Improved national surveillance would provide a better assessment of the public health importance of ehrlichiosis.
Authors:
J H McQuiston; C D Paddock; R C Holman; J E Childs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emerging infectious diseases     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1080-6040     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerging Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:    1999 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-30     Completed Date:  1999-11-30     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508155     Medline TA:  Emerg Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  635-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Ehrlichiosis / epidemiology*,  mortality,  physiopathology
Humans
Incidence
United States / epidemiology
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