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Ticks and tick-borne pathogens in South Bohemia (Czech Republic) – Spatial variability in Ixodes ricinus abundance, Borrelia burgdorferi and tick-borne encephalitis virus prevalence

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    0450567 - UGN-S 2016 RIV DE eng J - Journal Article
    Hönig, Václav - Švec, P. - Halas, Petr - Vavrušková, Zuzana - Tykalová, Hana - Kilian, Patrik - Vetišková, Vendula - Dorňáková, Veronika - Štěrbová, Jarmila - Šimonová, Zuzana - Erhart, Jan - Štěrba, Ján - Golovchenko, Maryna - Rudenko, Natalia - Grubhoffer, Libor
    Ticks and tick-borne pathogens in South Bohemia (Czech Republic) – Spatial variability in Ixodes ricinus abundance, Borrelia burgdorferi and tick-borne encephalitis virus prevalence.
    Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. Roč. 6, č. 5 (2015), s. 559-567. ISSN 1877-959X
    R&D Projects: GA ČR GD206/09/H026; GA MŠk(CZ) EE2.3.30.0032
    Institutional support: RVO:68145535 ; RVO:60077344
    Keywords : tick * tick-borne encephalitis * ixodes ricinus * environmental factors * lyme borreliosis
    Subject RIV: FN - Epidemiology, Contagious Diseases ; Clinical Immunology; EB - Genetics ; Molecular Biology (BC-A)
    Impact factor: 2.690, year: 2015
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    Spatial distribution of Ixodes ricinus tick host-seeking activity, as well as prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) were studied in the TBE endemic area of South Bohemia (Czech Republic). High variability in tick abundance detected in a network of 30 study sites was most closely associated with characteristics of vegetation cover. Of 11,182 tested tick samples, 12% carried DNA of spirochete from B. burgdorferi s.l. complex. B. afzelii and B. garinii prevailed among spirochete species. The presence of B. spielmanii in the region was confirmed. The median number of borrelial genome copies in positive samples reached 6.6 × 103 by real-time PCR. The total prevalence of TBEV in pooled samples reached 0.32% (20,057 samples tested), at least one TBEV positive tick was present in 21 out of 30 sampling sites.
    Permanent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0251851
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