prevalence of ticks infected with francisella tularensis in natural foci of tularemia in western slovakia.the prevalence of ticks infected with f. tularensis was followed during a systematic surveillance in endemic area of tularemia in western slovakia over the years 1984-93. ticks were collected from vegetation in localities of podunajské biskupice, in the vicinity of the capital of slovakia, bratislava, near the river danube. in total 6033 ticks, mostly adults of dermacentor reticulatus and ixodes ricinus (4994 and 1004, respectively) and 35 nymphs of haemaphysalis concinna, were examined for the ...19958549717
first isolation of francisella tularensis subsp. tularensis in europe.francisella tularensis subsp. tularensis is the common causal agent of tularemia in the usa and canada, while f. tularensis subsp. palaearctica (holarctica) occurs in europe, asia, and to a minor extent in north america. f. tularensis subsp. mediaasiatica was found only in central asia in a part of the former soviet union. of the total of 155 f. tularensis strains isolated over the years 1978-1996 during the surveillance of tularemia in slovakia, 65 were from small mammals, 68 from ticks and 22 ...19989928875
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