evidence for an increased geographical distribution of dermacentor reticulatus in germany and detection of rickettsia sp. rpa4.two studies were performed to elucidate the current distribution of the tick dermacentor reticulatus in germany. in the first one in 2003, a total of 365 dogs from 171 sites in the states of berlin and brandenburg was screened for ticks, and the corresponding outdoor sites that the dogs usually visited were searched for host-seeking ticks by the flagging method. a total of 1155 ticks was removed from the dogs. the majority were ixodes ricinus (88.5%), followed by d. reticulatus (9.1%) and i. hex ...200616524777
[dermacentor reticulatus (fabricius, 1794)--distribution, biology and vector for babesia canis in germany].this work deals with occurrence, distribution as well as biology and vectorial capacity of the ornate dog tick (dermacentor (d.) reticulatus). until 30 years ago this tick has only been described in a few natural foci in southern germany. its distribution has however expanded in the course of the last years. with the exception of northern germany it is now covering large areas of germany. this is particularly the case in the upper rhine valley, saarland and the mark brandenburg. however, it is e ...200617009718
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