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Publication date: June 2019Source: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, Volume 10, Issue 4Author(s):
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research

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Authors: Ben-Harari RR Abstract Introduction: Infection with Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) causes the disease toxoplasmosis in humans and animals. Oral transmission alone may not explain the widespread distribution of this parasite over large species of host animals and geographic areas. Areas covered: Limited studies indicate the potential role of ticks in the distribution of T. gondii. The possibility of transmission of T. gondii has been demonstrated in Dermacentor variabilis, Dermacentor andersoni, Amblyomma americanum, Dermacentor reticulatus, Ixodes ricinus, Ixodes amblyomma, Amblyomma cajennense, Ornithodoru...
Source: Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Caio Monteiro, Letícia Coelho Miranda Brito, Luiza Gabriella Ferreira de Paula, Éverton Kort Kamp Fernandes, Claudia Dolinski, Vânia Rita Elias Pinheiro Bittencourt, John Furlong, Márcia Cristina de Azevedo PrataAbstractThe present study evaluated, in the laboratory, the virulence of Heterorhabditis bacteriophora LPP30 against engorged females of Rhipicephalus microplus; in addition, we evaluated, in semi-field tests, the effects of four isolates of Heterorhabditis spp. (i.e., H. bacteriophora HP88, ...
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
This study documents a high prevalence in ticks of Rickettsia spp. thought to be endosymbionts, a low prevalence of relapsing fever group Borrelia in ticks, and a lack of detection of Lyme disease-group Borrelia in both ticks and mammals in an east Texas forested recreation area. Additionally, we observed low questing tick density in areas with a history of controlled burns. These results expand knowledge of tick-borne disease ecology in east Texas which can aid in directing future investigative, modeling, and management efforts.
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Nicole E. Breuner, Shelby L. Ford, Andrias Hojgaard, Lynn M. Osikowicz, Christina M. Parise, Maria F. Rosales Rizzo, Ying Bai, Michael L. Levin, Rebecca J. Eisen, Lars EisenAbstractThe invasive, human-biting Asian longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, was detected in New Jersey in the eastern United States in August of 2017 and by November of 2018 this tick had been recorded from 45 counties across 9 states, primarily along the Eastern Seaboard. The establishment of H. longicornis in the United States has raised the ques...
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Jinming Wang, Jifei Yang, Shandian Gao, Aihong Liu, Muhammad Rashid, Youquan Li, Zhijie Liu, Junlong Liu, Guangyuan Liu, Jianxun Luo, Guiquan Guan, Hong YinAbstractBovine theileriosis, caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Theileria, presents with various clinical symptoms. In cattle, clinical presentations and outcomes of bovine theileriosis are closely correlated with the causative Theileria spp. Thus, accurate detection and discrimination of Theileria spp. are essential for epidemiological studies and for provision of ...
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
Exposure to blacklegged ticks Ixodes scapularis that transmit pathogens is thought to occur peri-domestically. However, the locations where people most frequently encounter infected ticks are not well characteriz...
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Ticks and tick-borne diseases are a major impediment to livestock production worldwide. Cattle trade and transnational transhumance create risks for the spread of ticks and tick-borne diseases and threaten cat...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Emerging zoonoses caused by previously unknown agents are one of the most important challenges for human health because of their inherent inability to be predictable, conversely to emergences caused by previously known agents that could be targeted by routine surveillance programs. Emerging zoonotic infections either originate from increasing contacts between wildlife and human populations, or from the geographical expansion of hematophagous arthropods that act as vectors, this latter being more capable to impact large-scale human populations. While characterizing the viral communities from candidate vectors in high-risk g...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 October 2019Source: Ticks and Tick-borne DiseasesAuthor(s): Warissara Kaenkan, Wanwipa Nooma, Isma-ae Chelong, Visut Baimai, Wachareeporn Trinachartvanit, Arunee AhantarigAbstractA total of 127 Amblyomma ticks (A. helvolum, A. varanense and A. geoemydae) were collected from reptiles: water monitors (Varanus salvator), Bengal monitors (Varanus bengalensis), Burmese pythons (Python bivittatus), yellow-spotted keelbacks (Xenochrophis flavipunctatus), keeled rat snakes (Ptyas carinata) and elongated tortoises (Indotestudo elongata) from nine provinces in Thailand. The presence of Borrelia ...
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
In this study, we employed the TBD-Serochip, a peptide array platform, to identify new linear targets for serologic detection of B. miyamotoi. We examined a wide range of suspected B. miyamotoi antigens and identified 352 IgM and 91 IgG reactive peptides, with the majority mapping to variable membrane proteins. These included peptides within conserved fragments of variable membrane proteins that may have greater potential for differential diagnosis. We also identified reactive regions on FlaB, and demonstrate crossreactivity of B. burgdorferi s.l. C6 with a B. miyamotoi C6-like peptide. The panel of linear peptides identif...
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
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