anaplasma phagocytophilum groel gene heterogeneity in ixodes ricinus larvae feeding on roe deer in northeastern italy.anaplasma phagocytophilum is an emerging tick-borne pathogen with both veterinary and human health implications. the role of wildlife hosts for this pathogen are not well defined, even thought roe deer (capreolus capreolus) has been suggested to contribute to the occurrence of this tick-borne diseases in europe. therefore the aim of the present study was to investigate the potential role of this ungulate species as a reservoir of human pathogenic strains of a. phagocytophilum in a tick-borne dis ...200918945191
[ixodes ricinus, transmitted diseases and reservoirs].the tick ixodes ricinus has been recorded in most italian regions especially in thermo-mesophilous woods and shrubby habitats where the relative humidity allow the tick to complete its 3 year developmental cycle, as predicted for the european climatic ranges. this tick acts both as vector and reservoir for a series of wildlife zoonotic pathogens, especially the agents of lyme diseases, tick borne encephalitis and human granulocytic ehrlichiosis, which are emerging in most of europe. to assess th ...200415305699
prevalence of borrelia burgdorferi s.l. and anaplasma phagocytophilum in the wood tick ixodes ricinus in the province of trento, italy. 200617033789
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