Most infections with the Ehrlichia bacterium are mild, with few cases being severe. The number of chronic forms is not currently known.
Ehrlichia infections were previously assigned to rickettsioses, yet the infection is now considered a separate category of pathogen. Ehrlichia is usually transmitted to humans via ticks. The sickness manifests itself as a feverish, flu-like infection with headaches. In the event of severe sickness, myalgia, liver and kidney dysfunctions as well as inflammation to the meninges will occur.
|Ehrlichia EliSpot||CPDA tubes|
|Ehrlichia IgM + IgG antibodies||Serum tubes|