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Molecular detection of Anaplasma platys infection in free-roaming dogs and ticks from Kenya and Ivory Coast
BackgroundAnaplasma platys is a bacterium parasitic in the canine platelets, representing the causative agent of canine cyclic thrombocytopenia, with a worldwide distribution, mainly in tropicalExpand
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Synopsis of the hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) of Romania with update on host associations and geographical distribution
The current paper is a synoptic review of the distribution and host associations of the 25 species of hard tick fauna (family Ixodidae) in Romania. In addition to a full literature survey, originalExpand
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Tick parasites of rodents in Romania: host preferences, community structure and geographical distribution
BackgroundTicks are among the most important vectors of zoonotic diseases in temperate regions of Europe, with widespread distribution and high densities, posing an important medical risk. Most ticksExpand
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East and west separation of Rhipicephalus sanguineus mitochondrial lineages in the Mediterranean Basin
BackgroundRhipicephalus sanguineus belongs to a complex of hard tick species with high veterinary-medical significance. Recently, new phylogenetic units have been discovered within R. sanguineus,Expand
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Do the Ticks of Birds at an Important Migratory Hotspot Reflect the Seasonal Dynamics of Ixodes ricinus at the Migration Initiation Site? A Case Study in the Danube Delta
Migratory birds play important roles as distributors of ticks within and between continents. In the Old World, the most important migratory route of birds links Asia, Europe and Africa. During theirExpand
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Geographical distribution and prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi genospecies in questing Ixodes ricinus from Romania: a countrywide study.
The paper reports the prevalence and geographical distribution of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.) and its genospecies in 12,221 questing Ixodes ricinus ticks collected at 183 locations fromExpand
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Rhipicephalus rossicus and not R. sanguineus is the dominant tick species of dogs in the wetlands of the Danube Delta, Romania.
Changes in the distribution of tick species are among the major causes for the increase in prevalence of zoonotic diseases worldwide, with tick-borne diseases' prevalence showing an emerging pattern.Expand
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The first report of Knemidocoptes intermedius Fain et Macfarlane, 1967 (Acari: Astigmata) in naturally infected European birds
According to the latest taxonomical review, the genus Knemidocoptes (Epidermoptidae: Knemidocoptinae) comprises 15 species of mites responsible for skin lesions on the face, legs, or body of variousExpand
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Data on the chewing louse fauna (Phthiraptera: Amblycera, Ischnocera) from some wild and domestic birds of Romania.
We present the results of the studies on the chewing lice from 80 birds belonging to 33 species (only two domestic, the others being wild) of Romania, collected mostly during the last three yearsExpand
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Mesocarnivores and macroparasites: altitude and land use predict the ticks occurring on red foxes (Vulpes vulpes)
BackgroundThe red fox Vulpes vulpes is the most common mesocarnivore in Europe and with a wide geographical distribution and a high density in most terrestrial habitats of the continent. It is fastExpand
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