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[significance of causes of infectious abortion in sheep flocks in northern baden-württemberg with special reference to chlamydia psittaci].investigations on the reasons of infectious abortion cases in sheep flocks in northern parts of baden-wuerttemberg eludicate the wide-spreading of chlamydia psittaci (c. psittaci) and its significance as the most frequent cause of abortions in sheep. another important pathogen agent causing abortions is salmonella abortus ovis (s. abortus ovis) which could be demonstrated by using a serological elisa test. a less important role than c. psittaci and s. abortus ovis plays coxiella burnetii in abor ...19979092464
foci of tick-borne diseases in southwest germany.presently known tick-borne diseases in germany include lyme borreliosis, tick-borne encephalitis (tbe-virus, western subtype), q-fever, babesiosis and presumably ehrlichiosis. blood samples of 4,368 forestry workers in the state of baden-wuerttemberg (b-w), southwestern germany, were tested for the presence of antibodies against borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, tbe-virus and ehrlichia spp. (genogroup e. phagocytophila). furthermore 12,327 ticks (ixodes ricinus) collected in various areas of b-w ...200212141751
[the occurrence of coxiella burnetii in sheep and ticks of the genus dermacentor in baden-wuerttemberg].this study examined the occurrence of coxiella burnetii (c. burnetii), the infectious agent of q-fever, in sheep and sheep-ticks in baden-wuerttemberg, germany, as a possible source of infection in q-fever outbreaks. using pcr, we examined a total of 1066 dermacentor ticks from 23 herds and 49 samples of tick excrement from 18 herds for c. burnetii. we found the infectious agent in one non-engorged tick and in one sample of tick excrement from the same herd, in efringen-kirchen (district loerrac ...200415568636
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