Ixodes ricinus and Its Transmitted Pathogens in Urban and Peri-Urban Areas in Europe: New Hazards and Relevance for Public Health
Understanding the ecology of ticks and their associations with hosts in a European urbanized environment is crucial to quantify parameters necessary for risk pre-assessment and identification of public health strategies for control and prevention of tick-borne diseases.
Prevalence of Coxiella Burnetii in Ticks After a Large Outbreak of Q Fever
- H. Sprong, E. Tijsse-Klasen, Y. V. van Duynhoven
- Biology, MedicineZoonoses and Public Health
- 1 February 2012
It is concluded that the current risk of acquiring Q fever from questing ticks in the Netherlands is negligible, however, for future risk assessments, it might be relevant to sample more tick populations in the vicinity of previously C. burnetii infected goat farms.
Agents of Ehrlichia phagocytophila group and other microorganisms co-infecting ticks in southwestern Slovakia.
Ticks (Ixodidae) from passerine birds in the Carpathian region
- E. Špitalská, I. Literák, O. Sparagano, M. Golovchenko, E. Kocianová
- MedicineWiener Klinische Wochenschrift
- 1 December 2006
Birds have been found to be a reservoir host of borrelia, with a total of 75 birds of 16 species infested with subadult ticks of Ixodes ricinus species (prevalence of parasitization 5%).
Identification of protein candidates for the serodiagnosis of Q fever endocarditis by an immunoproteomic approach
- Z. Sekeyová, M. Kowalczewska, P. Decloquement, N. Pelletier, E. Špitalská, D. Raoult
- Medicine, BiologyEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and…
- 1 March 2009
29 candidate antigenic proteins, including arginine repressor and OmpH, were recognised exclusively by the sera of patients with Q fever endocarditis and are promising candidates for the development of serodiagnostic assays for Q feverendocarditis.
Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis and its co-circulation with Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Ixodes ricinus ticks across ecologically different habitats of Central Europe
A positive association between the occurrences of Candidatus N. mikurensis and A. phagocytophilum indicates that both bacteria share similar ecology for their natural foci in Central Europe.
Rickettsia slovaca and Rickettsia raoultii in Dermacentor marginatus and Dermacentor reticulatus ticks from Slovak Republic
- E. Špitalská, K. Štefanidesová, E. Kocianová, V. Boldiš
- Biology, MedicineExperimental & applied acarology
- 6 March 2012
The detection and isolation of tick-borne pathogens R. raoultii and R. slovaca are described to show that they are spread in Slovakia and highlight their risk for humans.
Incidence of various tick-borne microorganisms in rodents and ticks of central Slovakia.
In this study, we detected Rickettsia helvetica, Candidatus Midichloria mitochondrii, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ehrlichia muris, Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis, and Bartonella sp. infections in…
Evidence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Rickettsia helvetica infection in free-ranging ungulates in central Slovakia
A role of cervids as a natural reservoir of A. phagocytophilum in Slovakia is suggested, however, the role of cervicalids and wild boar in the circulation of R. helvetica remains unknown.