Anaplasma phagocytophilum in questing Ixodes ricinus ticks from Romania.

  title={Anaplasma phagocytophilum in questing Ixodes ricinus ticks from Romania.},
  author={Ioana Adriana Matei and Zsuzsa Kalm{\'a}r and Cristian Magdaș and Virginia Ana Magdaş and Hortenzia Toriay and Mirabela Oana Dumitrache and Angela Monica Ionică and Gianluca D'Amico and Attila David S{\'a}ndor and Daniel Ioan Mărcuţan and Cristian Domșa and Călin Mircea Gherman and Andrei Daniel Mihalca},
  journal={Ticks and tick-borne diseases},
  volume={6 3},
Granulocytic anaplasmosis is a common vector-borne disease of humans and animals with natural transmission cycle that involves tick vectors, among which Ixodes ricinus is the most important. The present paper reports the prevalence and geographical distribution of A. phagocytophilum in 10,438 questing Ixodes ricinus ticks collected at 113 locations from 40 counties of Romania. The unfed ticks were examined for the presence of A. phagocytophilum by PCR targeting a portion of ankA gene. The… CONTINUE READING
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