ixodid ticks of road-killed wildlife species in southern italy: new tick-host associations and locality records.the present study aimed to identify ticks collected from road-killed wildlife species retrieved in several localities of southern italy and to assess the presence of borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, anaplasma phagocytophilum and rickettsia spp. dna in ticks. collections were carried out from january 2000 to december 2009 on wild animals found dead within the territories of 11 municipalities from three regions (i.e., apulia, basilicata, and calabria). in total, 189 carcasses of wild animals belon ...201121728058
lyme disease in italy, 1983-1996.this paper is a brief review of the epidemiology of lyme disease in italy. the first case of the illness was identified by crovato in liguria in 1983. in the following years, many other cases have been reported from all italian regions with the exception of valle d'aosta, basilicata and calabria. the exact number of cases in our country is not known because lyme disease was not a notifiable disease until 1990, but on the basis of literature data, at least 1324 cases have been observed in the fou ...19989812324
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