[borrelia burgdorferi infection of ticks in some regions of poland].ixodes ricinus and dermacentor reticulatus ticks were collected by flagging from the vegetation at five different locations in poland in may 1994. i. ricinus (n191) and d. reticulatus (n48), as well as 24 argas reflexus collected from katowice, kornie, szcyglice, urwitaƂt and zwierzyniec, were examined for the presence of borrelia spirochetes by the indirect immunofluorescent antibody test (ifa). borrelia were found in adult i. ricinus ticks at all 5 collection sites. nine out of 39 i. ricinus m ...19947597184
allergy to pigeon tick (argas reflexus) in upper silesia, poland.the pigeon tick argas reflexus is avian ectoparasite that typically feeds on pigeons. when devoid of a natural host, the ticks can also attack humans. in upper silesia, southern poland, people living in the vicinity of the birds' nesting sites are frequently bitten by a. reflexus. the bites can provoke serious allergic reactions, including fatal anaphylactic shock. in the present study, residents of 9 apartments invaded by pigeon ticks were invited to undergo medical examination, skin prick test ...200616841881
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