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Tortoise tick Hyalomma aegyptium as long term carrier of Q fever agent Coxiella burnetii—evidence from experimental infection

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    0352626 - BC-A 2011 RIV DE eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Široký, P. - Kubelová, M. - Modrý, David - Erhart, Jan - Literák, I. - Špitálská, E. - Kocianová, E.
    Tortoise tick Hyalomma aegyptium as long term carrier of Q fever agent Coxiella burnetii—evidence from experimental infection.
    Parasitology Research. Roč. 107, č. 6 (2010), s. 1515-1520 ISSN 0932-0113
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z60220518
    Klíčová slova: BURGDORFERI SENSU-LATO * SOUTH-KANARA DISTRICT * COWDRIA-RUMINANTIUM * BACTERIAL DISEASES * ESTUDO-GRAECA * UTTAR-PRADESH * SLOVAKIA * POIKILOTHERMS * RICKETTSIAE * HEARTWATER
    Kód oboru RIV: GJ - Choroby a škůdci zvířat, veterinární medicína
    Impakt faktor: 1.812, rok: 2010

    The experimental study investigated the ability of tortoise tick Hyalomma aegyptium to play a role in forming and maintaining natural foci of Q fever. We tested the competence of H. aegyptium larvae to acquire Coxiella burnetii infection from mammals, serve as a C. burnetii vector between mammalian hosts, and be a long-term carrier of C. burnetii. H. aegyptium larvae were allowed to feed on guinea pigs experimentally infected with C. burnetii. Engorged larvae were examined by PCR using C. burnetii-specific primers (CBCOS, CBCOE). Prevalence of C. burnetii among these nymphs was 5.6% (n = 235). Detached engorged nymphs molted to adults, which were kept alive long term and then placed in 96% ethanol 383 days post-infection. Prevalence of C. burnetii among adult H. aegyptium was 28.9% (n = 90). According to our results, tortoise-specific ticks have indisputable potential in the epidemiology of Q fever natural foci.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0192096