[a descriptive epidemiological study on canine babesiosis in the lake geneva region].a descriptive study was carried out in the district of the lake geneva between march 1, 2005 and august 31,2006 to assess the incidence and prevalence of canine babesiosis, to genotype the babesia species occurring, to assess the most frequently clinical signs found and to address the potential of autochthonous transmission. this included a data assessment on the different tick-populations occurring in the area and on the prevalence of babesia-dna in these ticks. a total of 56 veterinary practic ...200717983018
[presence, in ticks from the geneva region, of infective larvae which may be related to the dog filaria dipetalonema grassii].about forty infective filarial larvae were collected from rhipicephalus sanguineus (two ticks positive out of about 50 examined) living inside a house and presumably originally transported from the south of france or toscana. the larvae are of the genus dipetalonema; they are distinct from infective stages of the three most common european species, d. dracunculoides and d. reconditum from dogs and d. rugosicauda from roe deer. they may however be larvae of d. arassii (noé, 1907), a dog filarid w ...19826891996
rickettsia conorii isolated from rhipicephalus sanguineus introduced into switzerland on a pet dog.a tick/rickettsial survey in a household near geneva, switzerland, revealed that 30 (40%) of 75 nymphs and adults of the brown dog tick, rhipicephalus sanguineus, were infected with a rickettsial agent biologically and antigenically indistinguishable from r. conorii, the causative agent of boutonneuse fever. introduced in 1979 from either southern france or italy by the family's pet dog, the tick infestation had steadily increased until 1981 when control measures were initiated. during 1980 and ...19846202074
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