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Is there a vaccination available for human monocytic ehrlichiosis?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 35 years experience
Not Yet: Human monocytic erlichiosis (hme) is caused by a bacteria in the erlichia family. The disease which has fever, headaches, muscle ache, and fatigue as it's common symptoms is spread by several ticks. Since we don't have a vaccine, avoiding tick bites with proper insect repellants (20% picardin or 30-35% deet), protective clothing, and tick removal is important. It is treated with antibiotics.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Not yet: Not yet but it is being worked on.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not yet: Maybe in the future. See: "An Entry-Triggering Protein of Ehrlichia Is a New Vaccine Candidate against Tick-Borne Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis." REF: https://mbio.asm.org/content/11/4/e00895-20

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