High prevalence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection in ticks removed from human skin in north-eastern Poland.

@article{Grzeszczuk2006HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection in ticks removed from human skin in north-eastern Poland.},
  author={Anna Grzeszczuk and Joanna Stańczak},
  journal={Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine : AAEM},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={
          45-8
        }
}
In order to examine the risk of Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection in humans, 76 Ixodes ricinus ticks and 3 Dermacentor reticulatus removed from humans were examined for the presence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum by PCR targeting the16S rRNA gene. The average infection rate was 23.7% (18/76) in Ixodes ricinus ticks. A very high infection rate reaching 36.8% (14/38) was detected in female Ixodes ricinus, followed by males--16.6% and nymphs--10.5%. No infection was noted in larvae. All… CONTINUE READING

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