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Explosive spread of a neuroinvasive lineage 2 West Nile virus in Central Europe, 2008/2009.
For the first time outside sub-Saharan Africa, a lineage 2 West Nile virus (WNV) emerged in Hungary in 2004. It caused sporadic cases of encephalitis in goshawks (Accipiter gentilis), other predatoryExpand
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Birds as potential reservoirs of tick-borne pathogens: first evidence of bacteraemia with Rickettsia helvetica
BackgroundBirds have long been known as carriers of ticks, but data from the literature are lacking on their role as a reservoir in the epidemiology of certain tick-borne disease-causing agents.Expand
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Emergence of Usutu Virus in Hungary
ABSTRACT In 2001, Usutu virus (USUV), a mosquito-borne flavivirus of the Japanese encephalitis virus serogroup related to West Nile virus and previously restricted to sub-Saharan Africa, emerged inExpand
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The Feather Holes on the Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica and Other Small Passerines are Probably Caused by Brueelia Spp. Lice
Abstract Barn swallows Hirundo rustica often have characteristic feather holes on wing and tail feathers. During the past 15 yr, several influential papers have been based on the assumption thatExpand
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Synanthropic birds associated with high prevalence of tick-borne rickettsiae and with the first detection of Rickettsia aeschlimannii in Hungary.
The aim of this study was to analyze synanthropic birds as risk factors for introducing ticks and tick-borne pathogens into human settlements, with an emphasis on rickettsiae. Altogether 184 subadultExpand
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Host dispersal shapes the population structure of a tick‐borne bacterial pathogen
Birds are hosts for several zoonotic pathogens. Because of their high mobility, especially of longdistance migrants, birds can disperse these pathogens, affecting their distribution andExpand
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Change of timing of autumn migration in Acrocephalus and Locustella genus.
Our research was done on trans-Sahara migrant Acrocephalus and Locustella species caught in Ócsa (Hungary) with standardized conditions between 1987–2004. We have constructed the cumulative diagramExpand
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Changes in migration phenology and biometrical traits of Reed, Marsh and Sedge Warblers
Global environmental processes like climate change could severely affect population level migratory behaviour of long range migrant birds. We analyzed changes in migration phenology and biometrics ofExpand
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Increasing protandry in the spring migration of the Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) in Central Europe
AbstractSexual selection theory suggests that the degree of protandry in spring migration should increase when earlier males benefit from better mating opportunities. Western European studies failedExpand
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Estimation of Flight Range of Migrant Leaf-Warblers at Lake Baikal
espanolLa migracion de paseriformes siberianos se conoce poco, aunque el numero de estudios se ha incrementado recientemente. No obstante, debido a la ausencia de recuperaciones de ejemplaresExpand
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