anaplasmosis

noun
an·a·plas·mo·sis | \ˌa-nə-ˌplaz-ˈmō-səs \
plural anaplasmoses\-ˌsēz \

Definition of anaplasmosis 

: a tick-borne disease of cattle and sheep caused by a bacterium (Anaplasma marginale) and characterized especially by anemia and by jaundice

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Ticks that transmit Lyme disease can also transmit other pathogens causing less-common diseases such as anaplasmosis and babesiosis. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "New Effort for Lyme Disease Vaccine Draws Early Fire," 9 July 2018 These include the bacterial infection anaplasmosis, which can lead to symptoms like fever, nausea, vomiting, and more, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which can cause similar issues along with a splotchy rash, and other illnesses. Kate Sheridan, SELF, "Here’s Exactly What to Do if a Tick Bites You," 14 July 2018 The prognosis is brighter now, but lingering problems include anaplasmosis – a blood disease transmitted by the ticks latched to its skin – and a delicate stomach not yet ready to return to a natural diet. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Coyote slowly recovering one week after container removed from its head," 14 Feb. 2018 Other life-threatening infections like anaplasmosis, babesiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are increasing in incidence even more quickly than Lyme. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "We Have No Idea How Bad the US Tick Problem Is," 4 July 2018 The prognosis is brighter now, but lingering problems include anaplasmosis – a blood disease transmitted by the ticks latched to its skin – and a delicate stomach not yet ready to return to a natural diet. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Coyote slowly recovering one week after container removed from its head," 14 Feb. 2018 Cases of Lyme, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis have increased several times over. Joyce Sakamoto, Washington Post, "Ticks and mosquitoes are ready to deliver disease in a bite, but you can stop them," 18 June 2018 The same creature can also transmit other less common diseases, including babesiosis, granulocytic anaplasmosis and Powassan encephalitis. Gregory B. Hladky, courant.com, "Tick Season Is Here, But Precautions Can Cut Disease Risks," 4 May 2018 Ticks spread Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, rabbit fever, Powassan virus and other ills, some of them only recently discovered. BostonGlobe.com, "Tick and mosquito infections are spreading rapidly, CDC finds," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of anaplasmosis

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anaplasmosis

New Latin, from Anaplasma, genus name, from ana- + plasma (protoplasm)

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anaplasmosis

noun
an·a·plas·mo·sis | \-ˌplaz-ˈmō-səs \
plural anaplasmoses\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of anaplasmosis 

: 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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