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Birds as potential reservoirs of tick-borne pathogens: first evidence of bacteraemia with Rickettsia helvetica
Birds are potential reservoirs of both I. ricinus transmitted zoonotic pathogens, R. helvetica and A. phagocytophilum, but their epidemiological role appears to be less important concerning the latter, at least in Central Europe.
High prevalence of Hepatozoon-infection among shepherd dogs in a region considered to be free of Rhipicephalus sanguineus.
First molecular evidence of Hepatozoon canis infection in red foxes and golden jackals from Hungary
The detection of authochnous canine hepatozoonosis in Hungary might imply that the range of R. sanguineus sensu lato has reached this country, which is the first report on molecular evidence of H. canis in red foxes and golden jackals from Hungary.
Molecular investigation of hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) and fleas (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) as potential vectors of rickettsial and mycoplasmal agents.
Seroprevalence of neosporosis in beef and dairy cattle breeds in Northeast Hungary.
Blood samples were collected randomly from 1063 beef and dairy cattle belonging to 12 different breeds in Northeast Hungary to assess the seroprevalence of bovine neosporosis with indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT).
Molecular Investigations of Rickettsia helvetica Infection in Dogs, Foxes, Humans, and Ixodes Ticks
- F. Boretti, A. Perreten, R. Hofmann-Lehmann
- BiologyApplied and Environmental Microbiology
- 27 March 2009
R. helvetica was frequently detected in the tick population but not in blood samples, and the PCR assay described here represents an important tool for studying this topic.
First serological and molecular evidence on the endemicity of Anaplasma ovis and A. marginale in Hungary.
Prevalence of Coxiella burnetii in Hungary: screening of dairy cows, sheep, commercial milk samples, and ticks.
The aim of this study was to assess the importance and potential infectious sources of Q fever in Hungary and the real-time PCR examination of 5402 ixodid ticks collected from different parts of the country yielded negative results.
Seroprevalence of canine babesiosis in Hungary suggesting breed predisposition
It is concluded that canine babesiosis is becoming more prevalent in Eastern Hungary and german shepherds and komondors are phenotypically more suitable for repeated exposure to ticks, potentially infected with B. canis.
Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum infection of cats in Hungary.
Blood samples were collected from 330 cats in Hungary in order to evaluate their seroconversion to Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum using the indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT), which found female cats were more frequently infected than males, and seropositivity increased with the age of animals.