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High-Throughput Sequence Typing Reveals Genetic Differentiation and Host Specialization among Populations of the Borrelia burgdorferi Species Complex that Infect Rodents
Lyme disease is a zoonosis caused by various species belonging to the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterial species complex. These pathogens are transmitted by ticks and infect multiple, taxonomicallyExpand
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Anthropogenic factors and the risk of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1: prospects from a spatial-based model
Beginning in 2003, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus spread across Southeast Asia, causing unprecedented epidemics. Thailand was massively infected in 2004 and 2005 and continuesExpand
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Poultry, pig and the risk of BSE following the feed ban in France--a spatial analysis.
A spatial analysis was carried out in order to analyse the reason why the risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) was spatially heterogeneous in France, during the period following the feedExpand
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Diagnosis and incidence risk of clinical canine monocytic ehrlichiosis under field conditions in Southern Europe
BackgroundCanine Monocytic Ehrlichiosis (CME), due to the bacterium Ehrlichia canis and transmitted by the brown dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus, is a major tick-borne disease in southern Europe.Expand
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Ecological Factors Characterizing the Prevalence of Bacterial Tick-Borne Pathogens in Ixodes ricinus Ticks in Pastures and Woodlands
ABSTRACT Ecological changes are recognized as an important driver behind the emergence of infectious diseases. The prevalence of infection in ticks depends upon ecological factors that are rarelyExpand
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DETECTION AND IDENTIFICATION OF Legionella SPECIES FROM GROUNDWATERS
Legionellae are opportunistic bacterial pathogens causing Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever and are ubiquitous in surface waters and in infrastructure to contain or distribute water, includingExpand
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Questionnaire-based survey on distribution and clinical incidence of canine babesiosis in France
BackgroundThe causative agent of canine babesiosis is the protozoan Babesia canis, transmitted by the tick Dermacentor reticulatus within France. While the parasite can be found everywhere in FranceExpand
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Mapping human risk of infection with Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, the agent of Lyme borreliosis, in a periurban forest in France.
Lyme borreliosis is a major zoonosis in Europe, with estimates of over 26,000 cases per year in France alone. The etiological agents are spirochete bacteria that belong to the Borrelia burgdorferiExpand
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Classification method for disease risk mapping based on discrete hidden Markov random fields.
Risk mapping in epidemiology enables areas with a low or high risk of disease contamination to be localized and provides a measure of risk differences between these regions. Risk mapping models forExpand
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Estimating front-wave velocity of infectious diseases: a simple, efficient method applied to bluetongue
Understanding the spatial dynamics of an infectious disease is critical when attempting to predict where and how fast the disease will spread. We illustrate an approach using a trend-surface analysisExpand
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