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biogeography of tick-borne bhanja virus (bunyaviridae) in europe.bhanja virus (bhav) is pathogenic for young domestic ruminants and also for humans, causing fever and affections of the central nervous system. this generally neglected arbovirus of the family bunyaviridae is transmitted by metastriate ticks of the genera haemaphysalis, dermacentor, hyalomma, rhipicephalus, boophilus, and amblyomma. geographic distribution of bhav covers southern and central asia, africa, and southern (partially also central) europe. comparative biogeographic study of eight know ...201020182535
the hard-tick fauna of mainland portugal (acari: ixodidae): an update on geographical distribution and known associations with hosts and pathogens.this work is an updated revision of the available information on portuguese ixodid tick species. it includes data on tick biology, ecology, taxonomy and host/pathogen-associations. the current list of portuguese ixodid ticks comprises twenty species: dermacentor marginatus (sulzer, 1776), dermacentor reticulatus (fabricius, 1794), haemaphysalis hispanica gil collado, 1938, haemaphysalis inermis birula, 1895, haemaphysalis punctata canestrini & fanzago, 1878, hyalomma lusitanicum koch, 1844, hyal ...201121452063
ticks of poland. review of contemporary issues and latest research.the paper presents current knowledge of ticks occurring in poland, their medical importance, and a review of recent studies implemented in the polish research centres on ticks and their significance in the epidemiology of transmissible diseases. in the polish fauna there are 19 species of ticks (ixodida) recognized as existing permanently in our country: argas reflexus, argas polonicus, carios vespertilionis, ixodes trianguliceps, ixodes arboricola, ixodes crenulatus, ixodes hexagonus, ixodes li ...201223444797
spatial disaggregation of tick occurrence and ecology at a local scale as a preliminary step for spatial surveillance of tick-borne diseases: general framework and health implications in belgium.the incidence of tick-borne diseases is increasing in europe. sub national information on tick distribution, ecology and vector status is often lacking. however, precise location of infection risk can lead to better targeted prevention measures, surveillance and control.201323800283
mediterranean spotted fever in southeastern romania.although cases of mediterranean spotted fever (msf) have been reported for decades in southeastern romania, there are few published data. we retrospectively studied 339 patients, diagnosed with msf at the national institute of infectious diseases "prof. dr. matei bals" between 2000 and 2011, in order to raise awareness about msf in certain regions of romania. according to the raoult diagnostic criteria 171 (50.4%) had a score >25 points. mean age was 52.5 years. one hundred and fifty-five (90.6% ...201324024190
dna of piroplasms of ruminants and dogs in ixodid bat ticks.in this study 308 ticks (ixodes ariadnae: 26 larvae, 14 nymphs, five females; i. vespertilionis: 89 larvae, 27 nymphs, eight females; i. simplex: 80 larvae, 50 nymphs, nine females) have been collected from 200 individuals of 17 bat species in two countries, hungary and romania. after dna extraction these ticks were molecularly analysed for the presence of piroplasm dna. in hungary i. ariadnae was most frequently identified from bat species in the family vespertilionidae, whereas i. vespertilion ...201627930692
parasite diversity of european myotis species with special emphasis on myotis myotis (microchiroptera, vespertilionidae) from a typical nursery roost.bats belong to one of the most species-rich orders within the mammalia. they show a worldwide distribution, a high degree of ecological diversification as well as a high diversity of associated parasites and pathogens. despite their prominent and unique role, the knowledge of their parasite-host-relationships as well as the mechanisms of co-evolutionary processes are, partly due to strict conservation regulations, scarce.201525880235
contributions to the morphology and phylogeny of the newly discovered bat tick species, ixodes ariadnae in comparison with i. vespertilionis and i. simplex.recently a new hard tick species, ixodes ariadnae has been discovered, adding to the two known ixodid tick species (i. vespertilionis and i. simplex) of bats in europe.201525616683
high degree of mitochondrial gene heterogeneity in the bat tick species ixodes vespertilionis, i. ariadnae and i. simplex from eurasia.phylogeographical studies allow precise genetic comparison of specimens, which were collected over large geographical ranges and belong to the same or closely related animal species. these methods have also been used to compare ticks of veterinary-medical importance. however, relevant data are missing in the case of ixodid ticks of bats, despite (1) the vast geographical range of both ixodes vespertilionis and ixodes simplex, and (2) the considerable uncertainty in their taxonomy, which is curre ...201526382218
a survey of acarine ectoparasites of bats (chiroptera) in malaysia.a comprehensive 8-yr survey of acarine ectoparasites (ticks and mites) of bats was carried out in 18 localities from 2002 to 2009. most of the surveys were conducted during 14 national biodiversity scientific expeditions throughout malaysia. the objective was to identify acarines of known public health importance from bats and thus determine whether there is any potential public health risk in malaysia. trapping of bats was conducted using harp traps and mist nets. in total, 1,579 individuals co ...201323427663
flying ticks: anciently evolved associations that constitute a risk of infectious disease spread.ticks are important vectors of emerging zoonotic diseases affecting human and animal health worldwide. ticks are often found on wild birds, which have been long recognized as a potential risk factor for dissemination of ticks and tick-borne pathogens (tbp), thus raising societal concerns and prompting research into their biology and ecology. to fully understand the role of birds in disseminating some ticks species and tbp, it is important to consider the evolutionary relationships between birds, ...201526467109
general review of tick species present in portugal.at present, 24 species are known to occur in portugal: argas vespertilionis, ornithodoros maritimus and ornithodoros erraticus in argasidae; ixodes acuminatus, ixodes bivari, ixodes canisuga, ixodes frontalis, ixodes hexagonus, ixodes ricinus, ixodes simplex simplex, ixodes ventalloi, ixodes vespertilionis, dermacentor marginatus, dermacentor pictus', haemaphysalis hispanica, haemaphysalis inermis, haemaphysalis punctata, rhipicephalus bursa, rhipicephalus pusillus, rhipicephalus sanguineus, rhi ...199911071535
which factors regulate the reproduction of ectoparasites of temperate-zone cave-dwelling bats?we studied the factors which regulate the reproduction of ectoparasites of temperate-zone cave-dwelling bats, using the schreiber's bat (miniopterus schreibersii) and its ectoparasites as a model. for this, we searched 969 bats during 2003 and 2004 at important stages of the bat yearly cycle and found four ectoparasite species regularly occurring on them: two nycteribiids (nycteribia schmidlii and penicillidia conspicua), one wing mite (spinturnix psi), and one hard tick (ixodes simplex simplex) ...200818779978
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