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Effects of Climate Change on Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases in Europe
Zoonotic tick-borne diseases are an increasing health burden in Europe and there is speculation that this is partly due to climate change affecting vector biology and disease transmission. Data onExpand
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Evidence for an increased geographical distribution of Dermacentor reticulatus in Germany and detection of Rickettsia sp. RpA4.
Two studies were performed to elucidate the current distribution of the tick Dermacentor reticulatus in Germany. In the first one in 2003, a total of 365 dogs from 171 sites in the states of BerlinExpand
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Geographical distribution of Dermacentor marginatus and Dermacentor reticulatus in Europe.
The goal of this paper is to present up-to-date maps depicting the geographical distribution of Dermacentor species in Europe based on georeferenced sampling sites. Therefore, a dataset was compiled,Expand
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Winter activity of Ixodes ricinus in a Berlin forest
Abstract Nymphs and adults of the hard tick Ixodes ricinus typically quest in Central Europe from March/April to October/early November. The recent trend towards milder winters raises the questionExpand
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Species determination and characterization of developmental stages of ticks by whole-animal matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry.
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) of crude bacterial samples has been introduced as a very cost-efficient and rapid, yet highly informative tool to identify andExpand
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Rickettsia aeschlimannii in Hyalomma marginatum Ticks, Germany
To the Editor: Rickettsia spp. of the spotted fever group cause worldwide emerging human infections known as tick-borne rickettsioses (1). Data on the occurrence and prevalence of Rickettsia inExpand
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The pigeon tick (Argas reflexus): its biology, ecology, and epidemiological aspects.
The European pigeon tick, Argas reflexus (F.), is in central Europe predominantly an urban pest parasitizing wild and domesticated pigeons, Columba livia. Under certain circumstances, however, itExpand
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Test systems for tick repellents.
  • H. Dautel
  • Biology, Medicine
  • International journal of medical microbiology…
  • 1 April 2004
There is an interest in the development of repellents for personal protection of humans and animals against ticks. Evaluation of new substances or formulations needs adequate test procedures to showExpand
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The first German map of georeferenced ixodid tick locations
BackgroundGeoreferenced locations of ixodid ticks are required to depict the observed distribution of species. Further, they are used as input data for species distribution models also known as nicheExpand
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Cold hardiness, supercooling ability and causes of low-temperature mortality in the soft tick, Argas reflexus, and the hard tick, Ixodes ricinus (Acari: Ixodoidea) from Central Europe.
Seasonal supercooling points (SCPs=temperature of crystallization) and cold hardiness were investigated in the indigenous hard tick, I. ricinus, and in A. reflexus, a soft tick introduced to CentralExpand
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