molecular analysis of anaplasma phagocytophilum and babesia divergens in red deer (cervus elaphus) in western austria.wild ungulates may act as reservoirs of various vector borne pathogens that can infect humans and domestic animals. in the present study, blood samples from 196 red deer (cervus elaphus) from western austria (vorarlberg, tyrol and salzburg) were collected on filter paper and tested for anaplasmataceae, piroplasmida, rickettsia and filarioid helminths using molecular tools. babesia divergens was detected in ten (5.1%) and anaplasma phagocytophilum in three (1.5%) of the 196 samples. filarioid hel ...201727417532
risk assessment of transfusion-associated babesiosis in tyrol: appraisal by seroepidemiology and polymerase chain reaction.after malaria, babesiosis is the second most common transfusion-transmitted parasitic disease in the united states. in europe, one reported transfusion case, concerning babesia microti, occurred in germany.201424673158
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