Miguel Felgueiras

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Wild birds may act as reservoirs for zoonotic pathogens and may be mechanical carriers of pathogen infected vector ticks through long distances during migration. The aim of this study was to assess tick infestation patterns in birds in Portugal and the prevalence of tick infection by Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. using PCR techniques. Seven tick species were(More)
In some cases, the estimators obtained in compound tests have better features than the traditional ones, obtained from individual tests, cf. the use of estimators based on compound tests not only allows a substantial saving of costs, but they also can (in some situations) be more accurate than the estimators based on the individual tests. Nevertheless, each(More)
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