[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: An ehrlichia was identified in the blood of a diseased llama (lama glama). Sequencing of its 16S rRNA gene showed the ehrlichia to be closely related to members of the Ehrlichia phagocytophila genogroup. The agent was also found in a pool of ticks (Ixodes pacificus) collected at the llama site.
Journal of Clinical Microbiology 05/1997; 35(4):1005-7. · 4.07 Impact Factor