Ultrastructural studies revealed the presence of a parasite, believed to be Ehrlichia platys, in the
blood platelets of impala. At the time of blood sampling all the animals appeared healthy. This is the
first report on the presence of this rickettsia in these animals, previously described in canine platelets.
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