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phagocytophilum was first described in 1932 in Scotland as the causative agent of tick-borne fever in sheep (3).
There are many diseases that can be spread by ticks but those most evident in sheep in the United Kingdom are: | Tick-borne Fever (TBF) - caused by the rickettsia called Anaplasma phagocytophilum, which spreads into the blood from the bite of an infected tick.
1) reported a 12% prevalence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum, the causative agent of human granulocytic anaplasmosis and tick-borne fever of ruminants, in wild boars in Poland.
The agent of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HOE) is nearly identical to Ehrlichia phagocytophila, which causes tick-borne fever in sheep and goats in Europe (1.