seroprevalence of tick-borne infections in forestry rangers from northeastern italy.the aim of this study was to estimate the seroprevalence of antibodies to borrelia burgdorferi, anaplasma phagocitophilum and tick-borne encephalitis (tbe) virus, and risk factors, in forestry rangers from the friuli-venezia-giulia region in northeastern italy. sera from 181 forestry rangers were examined with two-tiered serological tests for tbe, lyme borreliosis and ehrlichiosis. information about risk factors such as job location, residence, number of tick bites and outdoor leisure activities ...200415606631
detection of hge agent-like ehrlichia in ixodes ricinus ticks in northern italy by pcr.little is known about the distribution of human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (hge) in europe and even less is known in italy, where no case of clinically documented hge has been reported. in a previous study we reported the presence of ehrlichia dna in ixodes ricinus ticks from central italy. by the use of an ehrlichia-specific pcr we found that 24% of the ticks were positive. furthermore, we demonstrated a simultaneous coinfection of the same tick by both, borrelia burgdorferi and ehrlichia phagoc ...199810048173
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