Letter to the editor: The first tick-borne encephalitis case in the Netherlands: reflections and a note of caution.

Letter to the editor: The first tick-borne encephalitis case in the Netherlands: reflections and a note of caution. Euro Surveill. 2016 Sep 29;21(39): Authors: Clement J, Lagrou K, Saegeman V, Maes P, van Ranst M PMID: 27719753 [PubMed - in process]
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Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: Veterinary Immunology and ImmunopathologyAuthor(s): Ileana Z. Martínez, Claudia Pérez-Martínez, Luis M. Salinas, Juan F. García-Marín, Ramón A. Juste, Ana BalseiroABSTRACTSpanish goat encephalitis virus (SGEV) is a novel tick-borne flavivirus subtype, closely related to the flavivirus louping ill virus (LIV). SGEV caused a severe, acute and mortal neurological disease outbreak in northern Spain in a goat herd. In order to characterize the cell population in lesions and to determine the distribution of the inflammatory cells...
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eer Wernike Tick-borne encephalitis is the most important tick-transmitted zoonotic virus infection in Eurasia, causing severe neurological symptoms in humans. The causative agent, the tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV), circulates between ticks and a variety of mammalian hosts. To study the interaction between TBEV and one of its suspected reservoir hosts, bank voles of the Western evolutionary lineage were inoculated subcutaneously with either one of eight TBEV strains or the related attenuated Langat virus, and were euthanized after 28 days. In addition, a subset of four strains was characterized in bank voles ...
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This study was conducted to determine how these cycles could be influenced by climate change. Epidemiological data, spanning from the 1970s to the present, and originating from six regions/countries bridging Scandinavia and the Mediterranean, represented a temporal/latitudinal gradient. Spectral analysis of time series was used to determine variation in the cycles’ length/amplitude with respect to these gradients. The analysis showed that—whereas the lengths of the shorter cycles do not vary substantially—cycles in the decadal band tend to be longer southwards. When comparing the disease&r...
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This study aimed to develop a rapid, sensitive and reliable duplex real-time PCR assay for the specific detection and differentiation of these Anaplasma species.We designed primers and probes against the conserved regions of A. capra groEL and A. phagocytophilum 16S rRNA genes. A range of PCR-related parameters were evaluated such as the dosage of primers and probes, and annealing temperature. The specificity, sensitivity and repeatability of this assay were evaluated. Assay performance was further evaluated using samples collected from 124 goats in four regions of Henan, China. This set of samples was also tested using co...
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Publication date: Available online 10 November 2019Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Yamato Sajiki, Satoru Konnai, Akie Ochi, Tomohiro Okagawa, Naftaly Githaka, Masayoshi Isezaki, Shinji Yamada, Takuya Ito, Shuji Ando, Hiroki Kawabata, Carlos Logullo, Itabajara da Silva Vaz, Naoya Maekawa, Shiro Murata, Kazuhiko OhashiAbstractTick saliva contains immunosuppressants which are important to obtain a blood meal and enhance the infectivity of tick-borne pathogens. In Japan, Ixodes persulcatus is a major vector for Lyme borreliosis pathogens, such as Borrelia garinii, as well as for those causing relapsing fever, s...
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Publication date: Available online 25 October 2019Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Emily J. Zamora, Brenda Leal, Donald B. Thomas, Robert K. DearthAbstractThe cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus annulatus (Say), is an economically destructive arthropod because of its ability to vector bovine babesiosis. Cattle fever ticks can spend more than 90% of their life cycle as questing larvae, but the effect of climatic factors on their off-host behavior and survival is unclear. The goal of this study was to measure the effects of specific ecological factors on off-host larvae in nature. The study was conducted in a sou...
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Lyme disease is caused by a tick-borne bacterium Borrelia sp. This zoonotic infection is common in the Northern Hemisphere, e.g., Europe. Clinical presentation may involve multisystem symptoms and depends on the stage of the disease. The involvement of nervous system in Lyme disease is commonly referred to as neuroborreliosis. Neuroborreliosis may involve meningitis, mononeuritis multiplex, or cranial neuritis including the inflammation of vestibulocochlear nerve. In the late or chronic stage of Lyme disease, vestibular involvement may be the sole presentation, although such cases are rare. Our study was designed to presen...
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Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Khushal Khan Kasi, Miriam Andrada Sas, Carola Sauter-Louis, Felicitas von Arnim, Jörn Martin Gethmann, Ansgar Schulz, Kerstin Wernike, Martin H. Groschup, Franz J. ConrathsAbstractCrimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a tick-borne zoonotic disease caused by the arbovirus Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV). Livestock serve as a transient reservoir for CCHFV, but do not show clinical signs. In this cross-sectional study, sheep and goats in Balochistan, Pakistan, were examined to determine the CCHFV seroprev...
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Publication date: Available online 8 November 2019Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Eliazar Camino, Pilar Pozo, Abel Dorrego, Kelly Alejandra Carvajal, Aranzazu Buendia, Sergio Gonzalez, Lucia de Juan, Lucas Dominguez, Fatima Cruz-LopezSummarySerological analysis of equine piroplasmosis (EP), caused by Theileria equi and Babesia caballi, is included in the export testing requirements for most of the countries worldwide, thus involving a high economic impact on equine industry of EP-endemic countries, such as Spain. A total of 3368 serum samples from healthy horses collected prior to export between 2015 and 20...
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