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n. pl. an·a·o·plas·mo·ses (-mō′sēz)
Infection with parasitic rickettsiae of the genus Anaplasma, especially A. phagocytophilum, formerly classified as Ehrlichia phagocytophilum, that are transmitted by ticks and produce manifestations in humans similar to those of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, including rash, muscle pain, and fever.

[New Latin Anaplasma, genus name (ana- probably irregular alteration of Greek a-, an-, without; see a-1 + plasma, so called because the cells of the type species seem to contain only chromatin and no cytoplasm) + -osis.]


(Veterinary Science) another name for gallsickness
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Noun1.anaplasmosis - a disease of cattle that is transmitted by cattle ticksanaplasmosis - a disease of cattle that is transmitted by cattle ticks; similar to Texas fever
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
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I was also cautious because the farm had lost about seven animals this year due to nerve damage, milk fever and an outbreak of the deadly triad of anaplasmosis (gull sickness), babesiosis (redwater) and east coast fever.
11) Like HME, human granulocytic anaplasmosis has been associated with cranial nerve manifestations, as well as sensory deficits.
Babesia microti, like the causal agents for Lyme disease and anaplasmosis, is endemic to the northeastern and upper midwestern United States where it is usually transmitted by the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis.
La tripanosomosis, anaplasmosis y la babesiosis en bovino (Bos Taurus/Bos indicus), son un conjunto de enfermedades tropicales originadas por microorganismos que presentan tropismo por la sangre de los bovinos, por lo que en su conjunto son agentes que ocasionan enfermedades y son conocidos bajo el nombre de hemotropicos [35].
Health care workers should consider anaplasmosis and/or babesiosis coinfection in Lyme disease patients who have more severe illness or who do not respond to antibiotic therapy.
Anaplasmosis is the most common tick-borne rickettsial disease to be linked with blood transfusion infections, the report said.
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Among the topics are the interaction of the host immune system with arthropod and arthropod-borne infectious agents, babesiosis and cytauxzoonosis, haemoplasmosis, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis, and rickettsial infections.
The spiral-shaped bacterium that causes Lyme disease is perhaps the best known microbe transmitted by ticks; however, ticks also transmit infectious agents that cause human babesiosis, anaplasmosis, encephalitis, and other diseases.
Bacterial and spirochetal diseases transmitted by them include rick-ettsial diseases such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, ehrlichiosis, and anaplasmosis.