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seroprevalence of human granulocytic anaplasmosis in berlin/brandenburg, germany: an 8-year survey.this study investigated the seroprevalence of antibodies against anaplasma phagocytophilum in berlin/brandenburg, north-eastern germany. during 1994-2001, 422 sera from patients with proven tick-exposure (specimens with antibodies against borrelia burgdorferi) were compared with 249 control sera. using indirect fluorescent antibody testing, significantly more positive samples were detected among borrelia antibody-positive specimens (4.5%, 95% ci 2.5-6.5%) than among controls (1.2%, 95% ci 0.5-1. ...200616882301
[seroprevalence of anaplasma phagocytophilum infection in dogs in germany].to determine the prevalence of anaplasma phagocytophilum in dogs in germany serum samples from 1124 dogs that were under suspicion of having anaplasmosis were examined. the samples were tested by an indirect immunofluorescence test (oft) for antibodies to a. phagocytophilum. the geographical origin of positive cases were analysed with an geographic information system. antibodies to a. phagocytophilum were found in 563 (50.1%) of the tested dogs. 166 dogs came from saarland, 161 from north rhine- ...200617009720
pathogens in ticks collected from dogs in berlin/brandenburg, germany.tick-borne diseases are a major health risk for humans and dogs. in addition to collection and analysis of questing ticks, analysis of host-associated ticks for the presence of pathogens is a valuable method to gain insight into transmission patterns of tick-borne diseases.201425441762
vector-borne pathogens in dogs and red foxes from the federal state of brandenburg, germany.dirofilaria repens is endemic in eastern and southern european regions but was recently found in germany in dogs, mosquitoes and one human patient. since some of the positive dog and mosquito samples were collected in brandenburg, it was aimed to systematically assess the prevalence of d. repens and other canine vector-borne pathogens in brandenburg. dog owners also received a questionnaire and were asked to provide more information about the dogs including travel history. in total, 1023 dog blo ...201627270389
detection of anaplasma phagocytophilum in red foxes (vulpes vulpes) and raccoon dogs (nyctereutes procyonoides) from brandenburg, germany.anaplasma phagocytophilum is an obligate intracellular and tick-transmitted bacterium, which causes granulocytic anaplasmosis in animals and humans. although infection with a. phagocytophilum in domestic animals and vector ticks is documented, there is sparse information on the occurrence of a. phagocytophilum in wild animals. red foxes (vulpes vulpes) as well as raccoon dogs (nyctereutes procyonoides) are wildlife species highly abundant in certain areas of germany and represent a potential wil ...201424512760
[prevalence of haemotropic mycoplasma spp., bartonella spp. and anaplasma phagocytophilum in cats in berlin/brandenburg (northeast germany)].aim of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of mycoplasma (m.) haemofelis, candidatus mycoplasma (c. m.) turicensis, c m. haemominutum, bartonella spp. (b. henselae, b. clarridgeiae and b. quintana) and anaplasma (a.) phagocytophilum in cats in northeast germany in relation to their living conditions (indoor/outdoor/ stray cat), and tick/flea exposure. 265 cats were included in the study (150 indoor, 99 outdoor access, 16 stray cats). a questionnaire provided the following data: derivation, ...201223045805
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