Short report: Seroprevalence of human granulocytotropic anaplasmosis in central and southeastern China

Shouyin Zhang, Rong Hai, Wenyuan Li, Guohua Li, Guangyu Lin, Jinrong He, Xiuping Fu, Jingshan Zhang, Hong Cai, Fengqin Ma, Jianhua Zhang, Dongzheng Yu, Xue Jie Yu

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Abstract

Human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) is an emerging tick-borne infectious disease. To determine the prevalence of HGA in central and southeastern China, a total of 323 human sera were collected from individuals at high risk for exposure to ticks and animals. The IgG antibody against the etiologic agent of HGA, Anaplasma phagocytophilum was detected with indirect immunofluorescence assay. The results showed that 20% of the tested individuals (64/323) were positive to A. phagocytophilum and that the incidence was higher in male (22%) than female (16%). We concluded that A. phagocytophilum infection was prevalent in central and southeastern China.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-295
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume81
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2009

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology
  • Medicine(all)

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Zhang, S., Hai, R., Li, W., Li, G., Lin, G., He, J., Fu, X., Zhang, J., Cai, H., Ma, F., Zhang, J., Yu, D., & Yu, X. J. (2009). Short report: Seroprevalence of human granulocytotropic anaplasmosis in central and southeastern China. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 81(2), 293-295.