Molecular survey of Babesia microti in wild rodents in central Croatia.

  title={Molecular survey of Babesia microti in wild rodents in central Croatia.},
  author={Relja Beck and Lea Vojta and Snje{\vz}ana {\'C}urkovi{\'c} and Vladimir Mrljak and Josip Margaleti{\'c} and Boris Habrun},
  journal={Vector borne and zoonotic diseases},
  volume={11 1},
Babesia divergens and B. divergens-like organisms are the main causative agents of human babesiosis in Europe. Recently, the first case of human infection with Babesia microti was confirmed in Germany, implicating the presence of zoonotic isolates. To estimate the presence of zoonotic B. microti in Croatia we analyzed 120 small wild mammals that serve as its reservoir by polymerase chain reaction. Yellow-necked mice (Apodemus flavicollis) and bank voles (Myodes glareolus) were both found to be… CONTINUE READING

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