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A total of 197 ticks belonging to four species (Haemaphysalis punctata, Hyalomma marginatum, Rhipicephalus bursa and Dermacentor marginatus) collected in October 2000 from domestic animals in southern Croatia were examined for the presence of rickettsiae by molecular techniques. Specific sequences of the rickettsiae were detected in 25 (12.7%) of ticks(More)
The distribution and resistance patterns of clinical isolates of enterococci from hospital patients were compared with those obtained from outpatients. Of 235 enterococcal isolates 212 (90.2%) were identified as Enterococcus faecalis and 23 (9.8%) as E. faecium. E. faecium occurred more frequently in specimens from hospitalized patients than from(More)
Studies of arboviruses started in Yugoslavia in 1953 following the isolation of TBE virus which caused a severe epidemic that year. Until now the following viruses have been proven to circulate in the country: tick-borne encephalitis (TBE), Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), Bhanja (BHA), sandfly fever (SF), Tahyna (TAH), Calovo (CVO), West Nile (WN),(More)
As the seventh most common human malignancy, bladder cancer represents a global health problem. In addition to well-recognized risk factors such as smoking and exposure to chemicals, various infectious agents have been implicated as cofactors in the pathogenesis of urothelial malignancies. The aim of the present study was to assess the possible association(More)
Haemaphysalis sulcata ticks collected from sheep and goats in southern Croatia were found infected with rickettsiae. Molecular analysis of the complete gltA gene and portion of 17 kDa and ompB genes revealed the presence of Rickettsia felis-like bacteria in up to 26% of tested ticks.
BACKGROUND Phleboviruses are large and widespread group of viruses that are transmitted by arthropods and they have been reported to circulate in endemic regions of Mediterranean Basin, including Croatia. OBJECTIVES To investigate the role of Toscana virus, as a cause of the aseptic meningitis, in summer months in Croatia. STUDY DESIGN Samples from 30(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and antibiotic resistance rates of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Proteus mirabilis strains isolated from inpatients at the Split University Hospital (southern Croatia) during a survey performed between 2005 and 2008. A total of 2152 consecutive isolates of P. mirabilis were isolated. The(More)
The prevalence of antibodies reactive with Toxoplasma gondii in the population of the Split-Dalmatia county (southern Croatia) was investigated by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Of a total of 1464 serum samples collected from persons aged 2-84 years 36.4% reacted with Toxoplasma gondii. The frequency of positive sera increased significantly with(More)
The prevalence of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae that produce extended-spectrum b-lactamases (ESBL) was investigated in patients of a university hospital in Split, Croatia. Patients were grouped according to age (pediatric vs. adult), antibiotic type, and hospital ward. From Jan. 2001 to Dec. 2002, the susceptibility of E. coli and K. pneumoniae(More)