Detection of Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Coxiella burnetii, Rickettsia spp., and Borrelia burgdorferi s. l. in Ticks, and wild-living animals in western and middle Slovakia

Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Oct;1078:312-5. doi: 10.1196/annals.1374.058.

Abstract

In this study, three tick species (Ixodes ricinus, Dermacentor marginatus, and D. reticulatus), small terrestrial mammals, and game were examined by PCR for the presence of tick-borne pathogens Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Coxiella burnetii, Rickettsia spp., and Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu lato.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Anaplasma phagocytophilum / isolation & purification*
  • Animals
  • Animals, Wild / microbiology*
  • Borrelia burgdorferi / isolation & purification*
  • Coxiella burnetii / isolation & purification*
  • Geography
  • Rickettsia / isolation & purification*
  • Slovakia
  • Tick-Borne Diseases / microbiology
  • Ticks / microbiology*