etiological [corrected] agents of rickettsiosis and anaplasmosis in ticks collected in emilia-romagna region (italy) during 2008 and 2009.ticks are the main vectors of rickettsiae of the spotted fever group, as well as of a variety of other rickettsiales, including bacteria of the genus anaplasma, that might cause diseases in humans and animals. here we present the result of a survey for ticks and for tick-associated rickettsiales in the emilia romagna region (northern italy). the study was focused on ticks collected from wild-hunted animals. out of 392 ticks collected from these animals, 282 (72%) were identified as ixodes ricinu ...201222402940
clinicopathological and molecular findings in a case of canine anaplasma phagocytophilum infection in northern italy.a documented case of canine granulocytic anaplasmosis coupled with the molecular characterization of the etiological agent is reported for the first time in northern italy. the patient showed nonspecific clinical signs such as fever and weight loss. the most relevant clinicopathological findings were thrombocytopenia, hypoalbuminemia, and normal azotemic proteinuria consistent with glomerular diseases. blood smear examination revealed the presence of intracytoplasmatic inclusions in neutrophils ...201425003154
abundance of questing ticks and molecular evidence for pathogens in ticks in three parks of emilia-romagna region of northern italy.infectious and parasitic diseases transmitted by ticks, such as lyme diseases, granulocytic anaplasmosis and piroplasmosis, have been frequently reported in europe, with increasing attention to them as an emerging zoonotic problem. the presented study was performed to assess the distribution and the density of questing ticks in three regional parks of emilia-romagna region of northern italy, and to seek molecular evidence of potential human pathogens in tick populations.201526403115
anaplasma phagocytophilum in ticks from parks in the emilia-romagna region of northern italy.the aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and phylogenetic characterisation of anaplasma phagocytophilum in ticks in three parks of the emilia-romagna region of northern italy, an area in which no survey of this agent had previously been conducted. a total of 360 tick samples were analysed; 292 were sourced from the environment and 68 from animals and humans. real-time polymerase chain reaction revealed that 33 tick samples (9.2%) were positive for a. phagocytophilum. ixodes ricinus was ...201223277122
Displaying items 1 - 4 of 4