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ixodes ricinus as a vector of borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, anaplasma phagocytophilum and babesia microti in urban and suburban forests.in the suburban and urban forests in the cities of gdansk, sopot and gdynia (northern poland), ixodes ricinus ticks should be considered as the vector of pathogenic microorganisms that may cause significant diseases in wild and domestic animals and humans. these microorganisms include etiologic agents of lyme disease, human anaplasmosis (ha) and babesiosis: borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, anaplasma phagocytophilum and babesia microti, respectively. dna extracts from 701 ticks collected in 15 lo ...200415236507
the first detection of babesia eu1 and babesia canis canis in ixodes ricinus ticks (acari, ixodidae) collected in urban and rural areas in northern poland.ixodes ricinus, the most commonly observed tick species in poland, is a known vector of such pathogenic microorganisms as tbe viruses, borrelia burgdoferi sensu lato, anaplasma phagocytophilum, rickettsia helvetica, babesia divergens and b. microti in our country. our study aimed to find out whether this tick can also transmit other babesiae of medical and veterinary importance. dna extracts of 1392 ticks (314 nymphs, 552 male and 526 female ticks) collected in urban and rural areas in the pomer ...200919899616
coinfection of ixodes ricinus (acari: ixodidae) in northern poland with the agents of lyme borreliosis (lb) and human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (hge).adult ixodes ricinus ticks were collected from pomerania province, northern poland, to determine the presence of infection with agents of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (hge) and lyme borreliosis by using the polymerase chain reaction (pcr). of the 424 ticks 19.2% and 11.6% contained ehrlichiae and spirochetes, respectively. frequency of single infection with the hge agent was 63/424 while frequency of single infection with borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato was 28/424. as many as 21/424 ticks (5% ...200212141746
[participation of ixodes ricinus developmental stages in transmission of anaplasma (ehrlichia) phagocytophila].the present study constitutes a survey on the prevalence of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis agent, anaplasma (ehrlichia) phagocytophila, infecting ticks, ixodes ricinus. i. ricinus were collected in the spring and autumn of the years 2000-2002 in western pomerania (poland), on vegetation using cloth drags. in all, 3340 individuals of i. ricinus were collected from the sampling sites. this total comprised of 511 females, 525 males, and 1998 nymphs. the prevalence of this pathogen in ticks was ass ...200416865969
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