Problem

Anaplasmosis

Other Names:
Gallsickness
Nature:

Anaplasmosis, sometimes called gallsickness, is a disease of domestic and wild animals, caused by the rickettsial parasite Anaplasma marginale, which invades and destroys the erythrocytes, causing anaemia and severe digestive disturbance. There can also be a reduction in milk productivity. It is transmitted by a number of species; mechanical transmission by biting flies and unsterilized syringe needles also occurs. Some wild ungulates carry infection without showing symptoms.

Incidence:

Anaplasmosis is widely distributed through tropical Africa, Asia, Australia and America.

Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Subject(s):
Medicine Specific diseases
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
06.05.2019 – 15:19 CEST