Ticks from wild mammals: evidence of zoonotic pathogens in Liguria region, North-West Italy

Purpose: Pathogens of the genera Anaplasma, Borrelia and Rickettsia, and Tick-borne Encephalitis virus (TBEV) may be associated to various tick species which are hematophagous ectoparasites potentially hosted by any terrestrial vertebrate, humans included. This peculiarity makes ticks potential horizontal vectors of zoonotic importance.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: 21.159 Source Type: research

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Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
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Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
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Source: Advances in Virus Research - Category: Virology Source Type: research
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