ClinQuiz: Increase your zoonotic parasite prowess, answer 4C

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Sep 01, 2009
By dvm360.com staff

4) C–Incorrect.

Ehrlichia canis is zoonotic, although most naturally occurring cases of ehrlichiosis in people are caused by E. chaffeensis and, to a lesser extent, E. ewingii.20,21 However, the technician may also have acquired another infection or may have health issues that make infections more likely. Documentation of the incident, complete examination by a physician, consideration of all associated risks, and prophylactic antibiotic therapy, if deemed appropriate, are warranted.19

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