molecular detection of anaplasma phagocytophilum and borrelia burgdorferi in ixodes ricinus ticks from istanbul metropolitan area and rural trakya (thrace) region of north-western turkey.we demonstrated the presence of the agent of human granulocytic anaplasmosis (hga), anaplasma phagocytophilum, and the agent of lyme borreliosis, borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, in north-western turkey. a total of 241 questing ixodes ricinus adult ticks were sampled by flagging from recreational parks of the asiatic and european sides of the heavily populated istanbul metropolitan area and rural forests of kirklareli located in the thrace region in 2008. both tick-borne pathogens were detected ...201121771542
serological and molecular investigation of ehrlichia spp. and anaplasma spp. in ticks and blood of dogs, in the thrace region of recent years, tick-borne diseases like ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis became widespread worldwide threatening the health of both human and companion animals. therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the presence of anaplasma spp., and ehrlichia spp. in dogs and ticks in the thrace region of turkey. a total of 400 blood samples and 912 ticks were collected from dogs living in shelters that are located in four cities (istanbul, edirne, tekirdag and kirklareli) of the thrace region. bloo ...201626961274
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