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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.


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

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E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
10.10.2017 – 17:24 CEST
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