new localities of dermacentor reticulatus tick (vector of babesia canis canis) in central and eastern poland.dermacentor reticulatus tick is a vector and final host of babesia canis canis, protozoan parasite of the dog. in poland and other european countries, endemic regions for canine babesiosis caused by b. canis canis are the same as endemic regions for d. reticulatus. in many of these regions, canine babesiosis is the most prevalent tick-borne disease in dogs. in europe, increasing range of geographical distribution of d. reticulatus is observed. a consequence of this fact may be increasing range o ...200920169932
tick bites on humans in the agricultural and recreational areas in south-eastern poland.the investigations were conducted in the lublin province (south-eastern poland) in areas of high agricultural and recreational value. among the 418 patients admitted to medical clinics due to arthropod bites in the years 2003-2005, 184 people (44%) had been bitten by ticks. as shown by the research, high-risk groups include people whose stay in tick habitats is connected with their occupational work (54.5%) as well as recreation and tourism (45.5%). as many as 78.7% of the patients were attacked ...201121736280
prevalence of tick-borne encephalitis virus in ixodes ricinus and dermacentor reticulatus ticks collected from the lublin region (eastern poland).a total of 875 nymphal and adult ixodes ricinus ticks and 148 adult dermacentor reticulatus ticks were collected by flagging lower vegetation in the lublin region (eastern poland) and examined for the presence of rna of tick-borne encephalitis virus (tbev) by nested rt-pcr. the minimum infection rate of i. ricinus ticks with tbev amounted to 1.6% while the infection rate of d. reticulatus ticks was 10.8%. the results suggest that d. reticulatus may be a potential vector of tbev in central europe ...201121771532
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