Ehrlichia In Ticks, Dogs & Humans
Ehrlichia is the bacteria which causes the ehrlichiosis disease in humans, dogs and other animals. Ehrlichia is commonly found in ticks that feed on humans, dogs and other animals.
Ehrlichiosis Bacteria Named After DR Ehrlich
The ehrlichia bacteria was named after Dr. Ehrlich, who was the first person to describe them. The bacteria belongs to the Rickettsiae family which also cause rocky mountain fever and typhus.
This bacteria makes their home inside the white blood cells of whatever is infected with ehrlichiosis which may include humans, dogs and other animals.
Ticks That Commonly Spread The Disease
The ticks that most commonly spread ehrlichia bacteria and cause ehrlichiosis are the amblyomma americanum, or lonestar tick and rhipicephalus sanguineus, or brown dog tick. Read more about these ticks on the causes