28. Rickettsiales Infections

  1. Dolores Gavier-Widén2,3,
  2. J. Paul Duff4 and
  3. Anna Meredith5
  1. Richard Birtles BSc (Hons), PhD

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch28

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

How to Cite

Birtles, R. (2012) Rickettsiales Infections, in Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe (eds D. Gavier-Widén, J. P. Duff and A. Meredith), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch28

Editor Information

  1. 2

    National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden

  2. 3

    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

  3. 4

    Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, (AHVLA) Diseases of Wildlife Scheme, Penrith, UK

  4. 5

    Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 31 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199056

Online ISBN: 9781118342442



  • Rickettsiales infections;
  • Rickettsiosis, anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis, via tick bites;
  • Rickettsia, Anaplasma, Ehrlichia species, obligate intracellular bacteria;
  • Rickettsia distribution, determined by arthropod distribution;
  • Ehrlichia canis, domestic dog pathogens, R. conorii and A. platys;
  • mammalian reservoir hosts, for Anaplasma and Ehrlichia species;
  • wildlife in natural maintenance of SFG rickettsia, unclear;
  • rickettsia, and haematophagous arthropod control;
  • A. marginale, and bovine anaplasmosis, constraints in cattle production


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