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Differential Role of Passerine Birds in Distribution of Borrelia Spirochetes, Based on Data from Ticks Collected from Birds during the Postbreeding Migration Period in Central Europe
While B. garinii transmission is associated with only a few passerine bird species, Eurasian blackbirds, song thrushes, and great tits have the potential to distribute millions of Lyme disease spirochetes between urban areas. Expand
Blackbirds and Song Thrushes Constitute a Key Reservoir of Borrelia garinii, the Causative Agent of Borreliosis in Central Europe
Blackbirds and song thrushes are found to carry 95% of all spirochete-infected tick larvae among 40 bird species captured in Central Europe. Expand
Importance of surveillance of tularemia natural foci in the known endemic area of Central Europe, 1991-1997.
The findings clearly demonstrate that long-term surveillance of natural foci in endemic regions provides useful information on the activation of tularemia foci before the onset of epidemic outbreaks, thus permitting timely epidemiologic prognoses and the institution of preventive measures. Expand
Detection of Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Coxiella burnetii, Rickettsia spp., and Borrelia burgdorferi s. l. in Ticks, and Wild‐Living Animals in Western and Middle Slovakia
Three tick species, small terrestrial mammals, and game were examined by PCR for the presence of tick‐borne pathogens Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Coxiella burnetii, Rickettsia spp. Expand
Babesia spp. in ticks and wildlife in different habitat types of Slovakia
Findings suggest that I. ricinus and rodents play important roles in the epidemiology of zoonotic Babesia spp. Expand
Rickettsia slovaca and Rickettsia raoultii in Dermacentor marginatus and Dermacentor reticulatus ticks from Slovak Republic
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. Expand
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 inExpand
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. Expand
Genetic diversity of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato isolates obtained from Ixodes ricinus ticks collected in Slovakia
The infection prevalence observed in this area is among the highest observed in Europe, and isolation success was higher when the infection degree in ticks was high. Expand