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Role of the Lizard Teira dugesii as a Potential Host for Ixodes ricinus Tick-Borne Pathogens
ABSTRACT PCR screening of ticks and tissue samples collected from 151 Teira dugesii lizards seems to indicate a potential role of this lizard species in the maintenance and transmission cycle of someExpand
Coinfections of Rickettsia slovaca and Rickettsia helvetica with Borrelia lusitaniae in ticks collected in a Safari Park, Portugal.
The detection and isolation of tick-borne agents from a Portuguese Safari Park is described, highlighting the increased likelihood of infection with multiple agents to potential visitors or staff. Expand
The Medical and Veterinary Role of Ornithodoros erraticus Complex Ticks (Acari: Ixodida) on the Iberian Peninsula
It is suggested that this species could probably be eradicated from Iberian pig farms, as their ecology makes them an extremely effective reservoir of both ASFV and the Borrelia species which cause tick-borne relapsing fever in humans. Expand
Rickettsia lusitaniae sp. nov. isolated from the soft tick Ornithodoros erraticus (Acarina: Argasidae).
A novel Rickettsia from the spotted fever group, isolated from Ornithodoros erraticus soft ticks collected from pigpens in the south of Portugal, is described and proposed as a novel species. Expand
Francisella-like endosymbiont in Dermacentor reticulatus collected in Portugal.
This work identified Francisella-like endosymbionts in D. reticulatus ticks (39%), confirming the presence of these bacteria in Portugal and should be considered in future studies using molecular approaches to detect Francisella prevalence in ticks and environmental samples. Expand
Detection of Borrelia lusitaniae, Rickettsia sp. IRS3, Rickettsia monacensis, and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Ixodes ricinus collected in Madeira Island, Portugal.
The results of this study suggest simultaneous transmission of multiple tick-borne agents on Madeira Island, Portugal. Expand
Molecular characterization of a new isolate of Borrelia lusitaniae derived from Apodemus sylvaticus in Portugal.
This is the first report of B. lusitaniae isolated from Apodemus sylvaticus, and the single strain of spirochete isolated was confirmed as Borrelia lus itaniae by genetic analyses. Expand
Characterization Through Multilocus Sequence Analysis of Borrelia turdi Isolates from Portugal
Borrelia turdi is a spirochete from the Borrelia burgdorferi complex, first reported in Japan, that has been increasingly detected in Europe. This genospecies is mostly associated with avian hostsExpand
Ticks on passerines from the Archipelago of the Azores as hosts of borreliae and rickettsiae.
It is shown that the spatial distribution of borreliae and rickettsiae bacteria in ticks from wild passerine birds on three islands of the Archipelago of the Azores reaches further west than previously thought. Expand
Immune reactivity to dengue and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes in the population from Macao, China, before dengue occurrence.
The presence of anti-Aedes albopictus antibodies presented a statistical relation to skin reaction to mosquito bites, but immunoblot patterns did not, and anti-dengue reactivity was in agreement with anti-mosquito reactivity in half of the population. Expand