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4. Anaplasma species of veterinary importance in Japan - Adrian Patalinghug Ybaez and Hisashi Inokuma

Veterinary World, 9(11): 1190-1196

 

 

   doi: 10.14202/vetworld.2016.1190-1196

 

 

Adrian Patalinghug Ybaez: Biology and Environmental Studies Program, Sciences Cluster, University of the Philippines Cebu, Lahug, Cebu City 6000, Philippines; dr.adrianpybanez@gmail.com

Hisashi Inokuma: Department of Veterinary Clinical Science, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Inada Cho, Hokkaido 080-8555, Japan; inokuma@obihiro.ac.jp

 

Received: 14-06-2016, Accepted: 28-09-2016, Published online: 04-11-2016

 

Corresponding author: Adrian Patalinghug Ybaez, e-mail: dr.adrianpybanez@gmail.com


Citation: Ybaez AP, Inokuma H (2016) Anaplasma species of veterinary importance in Japan, Veterinary World, 9(11): 1190-1196.



Anaplasma species of the family Anaplasmataceae, order Rickettsiales are tick-borne organisms that can cause disease in animals and humans. In Japan, all recognized species of Anaplasma (except for Anaplasma ovis) and a potentially novel Anaplasma sp. closely related to Anaplasma phagocytophilum have been reported. Most of these detected tick-borne pathogens are believed to be lowly pathogenic in animals in Japan although the zoonotic A. phagocytophilum has recently been reported to cause clinical signs in a dog and in humans. This review documents the studies and reports about Anaplasma spp. in Japan.

Keywords: Anaplasma spp., Japan, tick-borne pathogen.



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