anaplasmosis

noun

an·​a·​plas·​mo·​sis ˌa-nə-ˌplaz-ˈmō-səs How to pronounce anaplasmosis (audio)
plural anaplasmoses ˌa-nə-ˌplaz-ˈmō-ˌsēz How to pronounce anaplasmosis (audio)
: infection with or a bacterial disease caused by an anaplasma: such as
a
: a disease of humans that is typically marked by fever, headache, chills, muscle aches, and fatigue and is caused by an anaplasma (Anaplasma phagocytophilum synonym Ehrlichia phagocytophila) which infects granulocytes compare ehrlichiosis
b
: a disease of cattle that is typically marked by anemia, fever, jaundice, weight loss, and death especially in adult animals and is caused by an anaplasma (Anaplasma marginale) which infects and destroys red blood cells

Examples of anaplasmosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another disease caused by ticks is anaplasmosis, which causes fever, headache, chills, and muscle aches. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 4 May 2024 Commonly seen in the U.S. are anaplasmosis, babesiosis, borrelia mayonii and borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme disease, Borrelia miyamotoi, which causes tickborne relapsing fever, and more. Marina Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 8 May 2024 Ticks in the poppy-seed-sized nymph stage are responsible for transmitting Lyme disease, as well as babesiosis and anaplasmosis. Kayla Hui, Mph, Verywell Health, 28 Dec. 2023 In addition to Lyme disease, cases of anaplasmosis (another serious bacterial disease) and babesiosis (a malaria-like illness) are growing explosively in the northeastern United States and elsewhere. Richard S. Ostfeld, STAT, 31 July 2023 There has been an upward trend of anaplasmosis cases from 348 cases in 2000 to 5,655 cases in 2019. Jocelyn Solis-Moreira, Popular Science, 27 Mar. 2023 Even worse than that worst-case scenario: Very rarely, some diseases, like anaplasmosis, can be fatal. Julia Ries, SELF, 14 June 2023 These insects can in turn carry and spread infectious diseases such as anaplasmosis, angiostrongylus, babesiosis, borreliosis, Lyme disease, and the plague. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 One innovative option are tick tubes designed by Harvard University’s School of Public Health, leveraging tick biology to take aim at diseases like Lyme, babesiosis, and anaplasmosis. John Sass, Field & Stream, 11 Apr. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

anaplasma + -osis

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anaplasmosis was in 1910

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“Anaplasmosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anaplasmosis. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

anaplasmosis

noun
an·​a·​plas·​mo·​sis -ˌplaz-ˈmō-səs How to pronounce anaplasmosis (audio)
plural anaplasmoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce anaplasmosis (audio)
: infection with or a disease caused by bacteria of the genus Anaplasma affecting both humans and animals (such as dogs, horses, and cattle): such as
a
: a disease of humans that is typically marked by fever, headache, chills, muscle aches, and fatigue and is caused by a bacterium (A. phagocytophilum synonym Ehrlichia phagocytophila) infecting granulocytes

called also ehrlichiosis, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, human granulocytic ehrlichiosis

b
: a disease of cattle that is typically marked by anemia, fever, jaundice, weight loss, and death especially in adult animals and is caused by a bacterium (A. marginale) which infects and destroys red blood cells

called also gall sickness, galziekte

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