First report of Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Babesia microti in rodents in Finland.

  title={First report of Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Babesia microti in rodents in Finland.},
  author={Eva R.K. Kallio and Michael E. Begon and Richard John Birtles and Kevin John Bown and Esa Koskela and Tapio Mappes and Phillip C Watts},
  journal={Vector borne and zoonotic diseases},
  volume={14 6},
Tick-borne diseases pose an increasingly important public health problem in Europe. Rodents are the reservoir host for many tick-transmitted pathogens, including Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Babesia microti, which can cause human granulocytic anaplasmosis and babesiosis, respectively. To estimate the presence of these pathogens in rodents in Finland, we examined blood samples from 151 bank voles (Myodes glareolus) and demonstrate, for the first time, that A. phagocytophilum and B. microti… CONTINUE READING
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