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Pathogens and symbionts in ticks: prevalence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Ehrlichia sp.), Wolbachia sp., Rickettsia sp., and Babesia sp. in Southern Germany.
Tick-transmitted diseases like tick-borne encephalitis and Lyme borreliosis have been well known in Germany for decades. Ongoing research now gives an additional focus to a broad range of otherExpand
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Foci of tick-borne diseases in southwest Germany.
Presently known tick-borne diseases in Germany include Lyme borreliosis, tick-borne encephalitis (TBE-virus, western subtype), Q-fever, babesiosis and presumably ehrlichiosis. Blood samples of 4,368Expand
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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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Spread of ticks and tick-borne diseases in Germany due to global warming
Tick-transmitted diseases like tick-borne encephalitis and Lyme Borreliosis have been well known in Germany for decades. Global climate changes may influence the emergence and reemergence ofExpand
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Distribution of Clinically Relevant Borrelia Genospecies in Ticks Assessed by a Novel, Single-Run, Real-Time PCR
ABSTRACT A LightCycler-based PCR protocol was developed which targets the ospA gene for the identification and quantification of the different Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato species in culture andExpand
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Presence of an emerging subclone of Francisella tularensis holarctica in Ixodes ricinus ticks from south-western Germany.
The zoonotic disease tularaemia is caused by the bacterial pathogen Francisella tularensis. Although the causative agent is known for 100 years, knowledge of its enzootic cycles is still rudimentary.Expand
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First evidence of Babesia gibsoni (Asian genotype) in dogs in Western Europe.
Canine babesiosis in Europe is generally caused by Babesia canis canis and Babesia canis rossi. Here we describe the first two autochthonous cases of Babesia gibsoni (Asian genotype) infection inExpand
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Fast detection of Noroviruses using a real-time PCR assay and automated sample preparation
BackgroundNoroviruses (NoV) have become one of the most commonly reported causative agents of large outbreaks of non-bacterial acute gastroenteritis worldwide as well as sporadic gastroenteritis inExpand
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Prevalences of tick-borne encephalitis virus and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in Ixodes ricinus populations of the Rhine-Main region, Germany.
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) and Lyme borreliosis are the most common tick-borne zooanthroponoses in Germany. The federal risk map for TBE in this country is based on recorded cases of humanExpand
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Prevalence of type I sensitization to alpha‐gal in forest service employees and hunters
The production of IgE molecules specific to the carbohydrate galactose‐α‐1,3‐galactose (alpha‐gal) is known to induce delayed anaphylaxis against mammalian meat. Tick bites constitute the primaryExpand
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