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[ur-lik-ee-oh-sis] /ɜrˌlɪk iˈoʊ sɪs/
an infection caused by bacteria of the genus Ehrlichia, which are thought to be transmitted to humans and animals by ticks.
Origin of ehrlichiosis
after Paul Ehrlich Unabridged
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  • There are three stages of ehrlichiosis, each varying in severity.
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ehrlichiosis ehr·lich·i·o·sis (âr-lĭk'ē-ō'sĭs)
Infection with parasitic leukocytic rickettsiae especially by Ehrlichia sennetsu, which produces manifestations in humans similar to those of Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

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