Gheorghe Savuţa

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OBJECTIVE Swine hepatitis E virus (HEV) is considered to be a new zoonotic agent due to its close genomic resemblance to the human HEV. The aim of this study was to determine human HEV seroprevalence in eastern Romania and to characterize circulating swine HEV sequences. METHODS Serological investigations of human serum samples were done using a(More)
a neglected parasitosis of the central nervous system. To the Editor: The Ixodes ricinus tick is a predominant vector of a large variety of pathogens of veterinary and medical consequence in Europe (1). The most prevalent I. ricinus–borne infection of persons in Europe is Lyme borreliosis, a multisystemic disorder caused by spirochetes of the Borrelia(More)
The presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in humans has been known in Romania since the 1950s; the 1996 epidemics emphasized the reemergence potential of WNV in Romania. Serological surveys made on susceptible species, known as good sentinels or reservoir hosts, e.g., horses, wild and domestic birds were undertaken from 2006-2011. Our results corroborated(More)
Identifying Borrelia burgdorferi as the causative agent of Lyme disease in 1981 was a watershed moment in understanding the major impact that tick-borne zoonoses can have on public health worldwide, particularly in Europe and the USA. The medical importance of tick-borne diseases has long since been acknowledged, yet little is known regarding the occurrence(More)
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