Update and Commentary on Four Emerging Tick-Borne Infections: Ehrlichia muris-like Agent, Borrelia miyamotoi, Deer Tick Virus, Heartland Virus, and Whether Ticks Play a Role in Transmission of Bartonella henselae

Gary P. Wormser, Bobbi Pritt

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Abstract

Emerging tick-borne infections continue to be observed in the United States and elsewhere. Current information on the epidemiology, clinical and laboratory features, and treatment of infections due to Ehrlichia muris-like agent, deer tick virus, Borrelia miyamotoi sensu lato, and Heartland virus was provided and critically reviewed. More research is needed to define the incidence and to understand the clinical and the laboratory features of these infections. There is also a growing need for the development of sensitive and specific serologic and molecular assays for these infections that are easily accessible to clinicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-381
Number of pages11
JournalInfectious Disease Clinics of North America
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

Keywords

  • Bartonella
  • Borrelia
  • Deer tick virus
  • Ehrlichia
  • Heartland virus
  • Powassan virus
  • Tick-transmitted infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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