ClinQuiz: Increase your zoonotic parasite prowess, answer 4B

ClinQuiz: Increase your zoonotic parasite prowess, answer 4B

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Sep 01, 2009
By dvm360.com staff

4) B–Correct.

Ehrlichia canis, like many other ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis agents shared by people and dogs (Ehrlichia chaffeensis, Ehrlichia ewingii, Anaplasma phagocytophilum), is zoonotic and directly infectious through blood subinoculation.17,18 Needle sticks and other forms of direct inoculation create a risk of infection to the veterinary staff.19 Documentation of the incident, complete examination by a physician, and prophylactic antibiotic therapy, if deemed appropriate, are necessary to reduce the risk of subsequent infection and disease.19

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