Know thy Enemy: Anaplasmosis

Anaplasma are gram negative, obligate, intracellular bacteria. Anaplasma bacteria infect white blood cells and circulate throughout the bloodstream. (which means Anaplasmosis can be acquired by blood transfusion as well as tick bites). Anaplasmosis is transmitted by the bite of black legged ticks, (ixodes sculpularis) also known as the “deer tick”. The bacteria is found predominately […]