Seasonal dynamics of Ixodes ricinus in a 3-year period in northern Spain: first survey on the presence of tick-borne encephalitis virus.

@article{Barandika2010SeasonalDO,
  title={Seasonal dynamics of Ixodes ricinus in a 3-year period in northern Spain: first survey on the presence of tick-borne encephalitis virus.},
  author={Jes{\'u}s F{\'e}lix Barandika and Ana Hurtado and Ram{\'o}n A Juste and Ana L. Garc{\'i}a-P{\'e}rez},
  journal={Vector borne and zoonotic diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 10},
  pages={1027-35}
}
No cases of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in humans have ever been diagnosed in Spain. However, it is not clear if the necessary conditions for TBE virus (TBEV) persistence and transmission exist there, particularly synchrony in larval and nymphal activity, which has been related to the appearance of TBE in several countries. This synchrony allows ticks to cofeed on the same rodent host, facilitating transmission of TBEV between tick stages. From March 2006 to October 2008, 182 tick samplings… CONTINUE READING