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Field-collected ticks were used to infect goats with either Ap-ha, a strain associated with human disease, or a variant strain, Ap-Variant 1, of Anaplasma phagocytophilum. Goats were shown to be competent as a reservoir for Ap-Variant 1, and challenge and immunosuppression studies were used to further examine infection in the goat model.
Massung, R. F., Mather, T. N., & Levin, M. L. (2006). Reservoir Competency of Goats for the Ap-Variant 1 Strain of Anaplasma phagocytophilum. Infection and Immunity, 74(2), 1373-1375. doi: 10.1128/IAI.74.2.1373-1375.2006
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