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Co-circulation of Emerging Tick-Borne Pathogens in Middle Germany.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20846013     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Abstract From May until October 2007, a total of 658 Ixodes ricinus ticks were collected off birds (189), rodents (273), and vegetation (196) in a certain area of Middle Germany and investigated for infection with Babesia spp., Anaplasma phagocytophilum, and Rickettsia spp. Overall, 13.1% (86/658) of the ticks were infected with at least one pathogen; co-infections occurred in 0.6% (4/658). Babesia spp. specific DNA was detected in 9.7% (64/658) of the ticks, 1.4% (9/658) were infected with A. phagocytophilum, and 2.6% (17/658) harbored rickettsiae. At least two different Rickettsia species were identified: Rickettsia monacensis and Rickettsia helvetica. Our study provides first interesting insights into the circulation and co-circulation of several emerging pathogens not only in ticks parasitizing birds and small mammals as potential reservoirs but also in questing ticks in a single natural habitat.
Authors:
Anke Hildebrandt; Julia Fritzsch; Jan Franke; Svea Sachse; Wolfram Dorn; Eberhard Straube
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vector borne and zoonotic diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.)     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1557-7759     ISO Abbreviation:  Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100965525     Medline TA:  Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  533-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
1 Medical University Laboratories , Institute of Medical Microbiology, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany .
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