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Medical Term:

Ehrlichia canis

 

Definition: the bacterial species causing the tick-borne disease canine ehrlichiosis in dogs (transmitted by the tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus); it is the type species of the genus Ehrlichia. Occasionally causes tick-borne infection in humans.

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