Anaplasma phagocytophilum in the highly endangered Père David's deer Elaphurus davidianus

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Eighteen of 43 (41.8%) Père David's deer from Dafeng Elk National Natural Reserve, China, were positive for Anaplasma phagocytophilum based on real-time FRET-PCR and species-specific PCRs targeting the 16S rRNA or msp4. To our knowledge this is the first report of A. phagocytophilum in this endangered animal.




Yang, Y., Yang, Z., Kelly, P., Li, J., Ren, Y., & Wang, C. (2018). Anaplasma phagocytophilum in the highly endangered Père David’s deer Elaphurus davidianus. Parasites and Vectors, 11(1).

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