282 results match your criteria Tick-Borne Diseases Q Fever


Committee Opinion No. 399: Management of Tick Bites and Lyme Disease During Pregnancy.

J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2020 05;42(5):644-653

Halifax, NS.

Objective: Lyme disease is an emerging infection in Canada caused by the bacterium belonging to the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato species complex, which is transmitted via the bite of an infected blacklegged tick. Populations of blacklegged ticks continue to expand and are now established in different regions in Canada. It usually takes more than 24 hours of tick attachment to transfer B. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2020.01.001DOI Listing

Molecular Detection of Spp. and in Cattle, Water Buffalo, and () Ticks in Luzon Island of the Philippines.

Trop Med Infect Dis 2020 Apr 4;5(2). Epub 2020 Apr 4.

Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kagoshima University, Korimoto 1-21-24, Kagoshima 890-0065, Japan.

and are zoonotic, tick-borne pathogens that can cause febrile illnesses with or without other symptoms in humans, but may cause subclinical infections in animals. There are only a few reports on the occurrence of these pathogens in cattle and water buffalo in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines. In this study, molecular detection of and in the blood and in the () ticks of cattle and water buffalo from five provinces in Luzon Island of the Philippines was done. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/tropicalmed5020054DOI Listing

Wild Rodents and Their Ectoparasites in an Enzootic Plague Focus, Western Iran.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2020 May 20;20(5):334-347. Epub 2020 Feb 20.

National Reference Laboratory for Plague, Tularemia and Q Fever, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Akanlu, Kabudar Ahang, Hamadan, Iran.

Entomological surveys of ectoparasites and their hosts are an essential tool for assessing the risks of rodent-borne diseases transmitted to humans by arthropod vectors. This study was carried out to update the epidemiological data of plague with respect to species compositions of the rodents and their ectoparasites at enzootic foci located in Kurdistan Province, Iran. The rodents' habitats were selected based on past records of plague and subclimates in each study district with especial attention to the vegetation type. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2019.2524DOI Listing
May 2020
2.298 Impact Factor

Coxiella burnetii and Francisella tularensis in wild small mammals from the Czech Republic.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2020 Mar 29;11(2):101350. Epub 2019 Nov 29.

Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, Department of Comparative Animal Physiology and General Zoology, Kamenice 753/5, Brno, 625 00, Czech Republic.

Wild rodents are an important source of the tick-borne pathogens Coxiella burnetii and Francisella tularensis. The aim of our study was to assess the prevalence of antibodies and possible coexistence of these pathogens in wild small mammals from three localities in the Czech Republic. A total of 614 wild small mammals (324 Apodemus flavicollis, 145 Myodes glareolus, 50 Sorex araneus, 48 A. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2019.101350DOI Listing

First description of Coxiella burnetii and Rickettsia spp. infection and molecular detection of piroplasma co-infecting horses in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China.

Parasitol Int 2020 Jun 20;76:102028. Epub 2019 Nov 20.

National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido 080-8555, Japan. Electronic address:

Q fever, spotted fever rickettsioses and equine piroplasmosis, are some of the most serious equine tick-borne diseases caused by Coxiella burnetii, Rickettsia spp., Babesia caballi and/or Theileria equi. This study surveyed and molecularly characterized these pathogens infecting horses in ten ranches from XUAR, China using molecular technology. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.parint.2019.102028DOI Listing
June 2020
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Assessment of Coxiella burnetii presence after tick bite in north-eastern Poland.

Infection 2020 Feb 14;48(1):85-90. Epub 2019 Sep 14.

Department of Infectious Diseases and Neuroinfections, Medical University of Białystok, Żurawia 14, 15-540, Białystok, Poland.

Purpose: The aim of the study is to assess anti-Coxiella burnetii antibodies presence in inhabitants of north-eastern Poland, to assess the risk of Q fever after tick bite and to assess the percentage of co-infection with other pathogens.

Methods: The serological study included 164 foresters and farmers with a history of tick bite. The molecular study included 540 patients, hospitalized because of various symptoms after tick bite. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s15010-019-01355-wDOI Listing
February 2020
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Seroepidemiological study of Q fever, brucellosis and tularemia in butchers and slaughterhouses workers in Lorestan, western of Iran.

Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis 2019 Oct 19;66:101322. Epub 2019 Jun 19.

National Reference Laboratory of Plague, Tularemia and Q Fever, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Akanlu, Kabudar-Ahang, Hamadan, Iran; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatics, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

Most zoonoses are occupational diseases. Q fever, brucellosis and tularemia are major zoonotic diseases for butchers and slaughterhouse workers. However, little information is available about these infectious diseases in such professional populations in western of Iran. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cimid.2019.06.003DOI Listing
October 2019
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Tick-borne pathogens Bartonella spp., Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, Coxiella burnetii and Rickettsia spp. may trigger endocarditis.

Adv Clin Exp Med 2019 07;28(7):937-943

Laboratory of Rickettsiae, Chlamydiae and Spirichetes, National Institute of Public Health - National Institute of Hygiene, Warszawa, Poland.

Background: Infections caused by tick-borne pathogens such as Bartonella spp., Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.17219/acem/94159DOI Listing
July 2019
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Multivariate relationships between epidemiologic risk factors and zoonotic infections among military personnel in the country of Georgia: A non-linear canonical correlation analysis.

Zoonoses Public Health 2019 11 23;66(7):835-841. Epub 2019 Jul 23.

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD, USA.

Zoonotic diseases are endemic in the country of Georgia. Using the non-linear canonical correlation (NCC) method, the aim of this study was to examine the relationship between thirteen epidemiological risk factors and seropositivity to five zoonotic infections (anthrax, Q fever, tularemia, leptospirosis, and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever [CCHF]) among Georgian military recruits during 2014-2016. According to this multivariate statistical technique, which is suitable for the analysis of two or more sets of qualitative variables simultaneously, two canonical variables were identified. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/zph.12632DOI Listing
November 2019
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Seroprevalences of Rickettsia conorii, Ehrlichia canis and Coxiella burnetii in Dogs from Montenegro.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Dec 6;64(4):769-778. Epub 2019 Dec 6.

Department of Infectious Animal Diseases and Bee Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.

Purpose: The incidence of vector-borne zoonoses has been increasing in Europe as a result of global climate change, and rickettsioses are a significant etiologic entity among these infections. The objective of this study was to investigate the seroprevalences of Rickettsia conorii, Ehrlichia canis and Coxiella burnetii in dogs in Montenegro.

Methods: The seroepidemiological study covered 259 dogs, of which 155 were owned dogs suspected of infection with agents of rickettsial aetiology from the continental (Podgorica) or five coastal municipalities of Montenegro (Budva, Herceg Novi, Kotor, Ulcinj and Bar), and 104 dogs were from a public shelter in Podgorica. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/s11686-019-00098-wDOI Listing
December 2019

Seroepidemiological and molecular investigation of spotted fever group rickettsiae and Coxiella burnetii in Sao Tome Island: A One Health approach.

Transbound Emerg Dis 2019 Jun 24. Epub 2019 Jun 24.

Institute of Environmental Health, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Spotted fever group rickettsiae (SFGR) and Coxiella burnetii are intracellular bacteria that cause potentially life-threatening tick-borne rickettsioses and Q fever respectively. Sao Tome and Principe (STP), small islands located in the Gulf of Guinea, recently experienced a dramatic reduction in the incidence of malaria owing to international collaborative efforts. However, unexplained febrile illnesses persist. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tbed.13191DOI Listing
June 2019
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Epidemiological survey of tularemia in Ilam Province, west of Iran.

BMC Infect Dis 2019 Jun 7;19(1):502. Epub 2019 Jun 7.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Research Centre for Emerging and Reemerging infectious diseases, Pasteur Institute of Iran, No. 69, Pasteur Ave, Tehran, 1316943551, Iran.

Background: Francisella tularensis is the causative agent of tularemia in humans and a large number of animal species. Considering recent evidence of the circulation of this bacterium in different parts of Iran, especially in the western provinces, the aim of current study was to determine the tularemia seroprevalence in the human population living in Ilam Province.

Methods: In 2015, 360 serum samples were collected from five groups of people: ranchers (n = 112), farmers (n = 79), butchers and slaughterhouse workers (n = 61), Nature Conservation Officers (n = 34), and referents of medical diagnostic laboratories (n = 74). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-4121-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6556031PMC
June 2019
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2.613 Impact Factor

Molecular investigation of tick-borne infections in cattle from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China.

Parasitol Int 2020 Feb 8;74:101925. Epub 2019 May 8.

National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro 080-8555, Hokkaido, Japan. Electronic address:

Tick-borne diseases cause significant losses to livestock production in tropical and subtropical regions. However, information about the tick-borne infections in cattle in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR), northwestern China, is scarce. In this study, nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays and gene sequencing were used to detect and analyze epidemiological features of Babesia bovis, B. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.parint.2019.05.003DOI Listing
February 2020
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[Zoonoses related to leisure activities].

Authors:
Nadia Haddad

Rev Prat 2019 Mar;69(3):336-340

UMR BIPAR, Ecole nationale vétérinaire d'Alfort, Anses, INRA, université Paris-Est, Maisons- Alfort, France.

Zoonoses related to leisure activities. Many zoonoses can be contracted by humans during recreational activities. In the context of a walk, some of them, such as Lyme disease, are transmissible by biological vectors, particularly ticks, or by aerosol (Q fever, hantavirose), whereas others can be contracted in case of aquatic activities (leptospirosis), hunting (tularaemia), and visits to pet farms or fairs (especially the hemolytic uremic syndrome). Read More

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March 2019
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Risk factors for bacterial zoonotic pathogens in acutely febrile patients in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.

Zoonoses Public Health 2019 08 11;66(5):458-469. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Division of Public Health Surveillance and Response, Division of the National Health Laboratory Service, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Endemic zoonoses, such as Q fever and spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsiosis, are prevalent in South Africa, yet often undiagnosed. In this study, we reviewed the demographics and animal exposure history of patients presenting with acute febrile illness to community health clinics in Mpumalanga Province to identify trends and risk factors associated with exposure to Coxiella burnetii, the causative agent of Q fever, and infection by SFG Rickettsia spp. Clinical and serological data and questionnaires elucidating exposure to animals and their products were obtained from 141 acutely febrile patients between 2012 and 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/zph.12577DOI Listing
August 2019
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Human Tick-Borne Diseases in Australia.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2019 28;9. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Neuroinflammation Group, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

There are 17 human-biting ticks known in Australia. The bites of , and can cause paralysis, inflammation, and severe local and systemic reactions in humans, respectively. Six ticks, including , and may transmit , or subsp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2019.00003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6360175PMC
December 2019
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Repellency effect of flumethrin pour-on formulation against vectors of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever.

East Mediterr Health J 2019 Jan 23;24(11):1082-1087. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, School of Public Health and National Institute of Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Background: Ticks are able to transmit important diseases to humans, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Q fever, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, summer Russian encephalitis, and relapsing fever.

Aims: To determine the repellency effect of 1% flumethrin pour-on formulation against hard ticks.

Methods: The concentration of flumethrin pour-on formulation was 1 mg/10 kg body weight and was administered on the dorsal midline from the head to the base of the tail. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26719/emhj.18.004DOI Listing
January 2019
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Coxiella-like bacteria in fowl ticks from Thailand.

Parasit Vectors 2018 Dec 27;11(1):670. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Biodiversity Research Cluster, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Rama 6 Road, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand.

Background: Coxiella bacteria were identified from various tick species across the world. Q fever is a zoonotic disease caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnetii that most commonly infects a variety of mammals. Non-mammalian hosts, such as birds, have also been reported to be infected with the pathogenic form of "Candidatus Coxiella avium". Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-3259-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6307260PMC
December 2018
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Detection of and in Tissues of Wild-living Animals and in Ticks of North-west Poland.

Pol J Microbiol 2018;67(4):529-534

Environmental Protection Regional Directorate, Field Department , Złocieniec , Poland.

This work presents results of the research on the occurrence of Coxiella burnetii and Francisella tularensis in the tissues of wild-living animals and ticks collected from Drawsko County, West Pomeranian Voivodeship. The real-time PCR testing for the pathogens comprised 928 samples of animal internal organs and 1551 ticks. The presence of C. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21307/pjm-2018-059DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7256700PMC
June 2019
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Coxiella burnetii in ticks and wild birds.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2019 02 27;10(2):377-385. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Akad. G. Bonchev Str. 26, 1113, Sofia, Bulgaria.

The study objective was to get more information on C. burnetii prevalence in wild birds and ticks feeding on them, and the potentialities of the pathogen dissemination over Europe by both.

Materials: Blood, blood sera, feces of wild birds and ticks removed from those birds or from vegetation were studied at two sites in Russia: the Curonian Spit (site KK), and the vicinity of St. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2018.11.020DOI Listing
February 2019
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Ocular manifestations of in South India.

Indian J Ophthalmol 2018 Dec;66(12):1840-1844

Resident, Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India.

Purpose: Among the major groups of rickettsiosis, the commonly reported diseases in India are: (a) Typhus group induced-scrub typhus, murine flea-borne typhus; (b) Spotted fever group induced-Indian tick typhus; and (c) Q fever. Though many scrub typhus outbreaks have been reported from India, only one outbreak of spotted fever-serologically proven Indian tick typhus (Rickettsia conorii)-has been reported. We report for the first time ocular manifestations of serologically proven R. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijo.IJO_420_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6256869PMC
December 2018
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Current Status of Tick-Borne Diseases in South Korea.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2019 04 17;19(4):225-233. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

1 Department of Internal Medicine and Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, Republic of Korea.

Background: Bites with tick-borne pathogens can cause various bacterial, viral, or parasitic diseases in humans. Tick-transmitted diseases are known as contributing factors to the increasing incidence and burden of diseases. The present article investigated the epidemiology of tick-borne diseases in South Korea. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2018.2298DOI Listing
April 2019
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Tick-borne zoonoses in the Order Rickettsiales and Legionellales in Iran: A systematic review.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2018 09 11;12(9):e0006722. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

Background: Tick-borne zoonoses in the Order Rickettsiales and Legionellales cause infections that often manifest as undifferentiated fevers that are not easy to distinguish from other causes of acute febrile illnesses clinically. This is partly attributed to difficulty in laboratory confirmation since convalescent sera, specific diagnostic reagents, and the required expertise may not be readily available. As a result, a number of tick-borne zoonoses are underappreciated resulting in unnecessary morbidity, mortality and huge economic loses. Read More

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https://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006722
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006722DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6181433PMC
September 2018
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Molecular Survey of Tularemia and Plague in Small Mammals From Iran.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2018 10;8:215. Epub 2018 Jul 10.

Department of Clinical Microbiology and the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.

Plague and tularemia are zoonoses and their causative bacteria are circulating in certain regions of Iran. This study was conducted to investigate potential disease reservoirs amongst small wildlife species in different regions of Iran. Rodents, insectivores and hares from 17 different provinces of the country were collected in 2014 and 2015. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2018.00215DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6048195PMC
July 2019
11 Reads
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[Epidemiology of Q fever in Spain (2018)].

Rev Esp Quimioter 2018 Oct 19;31(5):386-405. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

Prof. J. L Pérez Arellano, Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas y Medicina Tropical. Hospital Universitario Insular de Gran Canaria. Avda Marítima del Sur 35080. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Spain.

Q fever is an anthropozoonosis whose causative agent is Coxiella burnetii, which has an important impact from the human and animal health point of view. In this review, a brief historical reference of the infection by C. burnetii and Q fever has been made initially. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6194867PMC
October 2018
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Babesia vesperuginis in insectivorous bats from China.

Parasit Vectors 2018 May 29;11(1):317. Epub 2018 May 29.

Wuhan University School of Health Sciences, Wuhan, Hubei, China.

Background: To increase understanding of human bacterial and parasitic pathogens in bats, we investigated the prevalence of Babesia spp., Rickettsia spp., Anaplasma spp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-2902-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5975495PMC
May 2018
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Prevalence of Selected Zoonotic Diseases and Risk Factors at a Human-Wildlife-Livestock Interface in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2018 06 17;18(6):303-310. Epub 2018 Apr 17.

3 Centre for Emerging Zoonotic and Parasitic Diseases, National Institute for Communicable Diseases , Sandringham, South Africa .

A lack of surveillance and diagnostics for zoonotic diseases in rural human clinics limits clinical awareness of these diseases. We assessed the prevalence of nine zoonotic pathogens in a pastoral, low-income, HIV-endemic community bordering wildlife reserves in South Africa. Two groups of participants were included: malaria-negative acute febrile illness (AFI) patients, called febrilers, at three clinics (n = 74) and second, farmers, herders, and veterinary staff found at five government cattle dip-tanks, called dip-tanksters (n = 64). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2017.2158DOI Listing
June 2018
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On the possible role of ticks in the eco-epidemiology of Coxiella burnetii in a Mediterranean ecosystem.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2018 03 21;9(3):687-694. Epub 2018 Feb 21.

Wildlife Ecology & Health group (WEH) and Servei d'Ecopatologia de Fauna Salvatge (SEFaS), Departament de Medicina i Cirurgia Animals, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain; Departament de Ciència Animal, Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Agraria (ETSEA), Universitat de Lleida (UdL), Lleida, Spain. Electronic address:

Ruminant livestock is the main reservoir of Coxiella burnetii (Cb), but little is known about the role of wildlife and ticks in its epidemiology. The Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica, Schinz 1838) population of "Ports de Tortosa i Beseit" (NE Spain) suffers intense tick infestations and low reproduction rates. This study aims to (1) assess the relationship between infection in ibexes (detection of serum antibodies and/or of Cb DNA in tissues) and Cb DNA presence in ticks hosted by the same ibexes; and (2) identify Cb associated risk factors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2018.02.014DOI Listing
March 2018
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Serosurvey of in high risk population in Turkey, endemic to Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus.

J Vector Borne Dis 2017 Oct-Dec;54(4):341-347

Vocational School of Health Services, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey.

Background & Objectives: Q fever caused by Coxiella burnetii is a zoonotic infection that spreads to human beings from animals. This study was aimed to demographically examine the C. burnetii seroprevalence in the people living in villages where Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) is endemic, in terms of various risk factors such as tick bites, tick contact, and occupational groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0972-9062.225839DOI Listing
November 2018
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Tache Noire in a Patient with Acute Q Fever.

Med Princ Pract 2018 3;27(1):92-94. Epub 2018 Jan 3.

Objective: To describe a rare case of acute Q fever with tache noire.

Clinical Presentation And Intervention: A 51-year-old man experienced acute Q fever showing tache noire, generally considered a pathognomonic sign of Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF) and MSF-like illness, but not a clinical feature of Q fever. The patient was treated with doxycycline 100 mg every 12 h. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000486573DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5968302PMC
October 2018
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Coxiella burnetii and Rickettsia conorii: Two zoonotic pathogens in peridomestic rodents and their ectoparasites in Nigeria.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2018 01 12;9(1):86-92. Epub 2017 Oct 12.

Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel. Electronic address:

Rodents are hosts of numerous pathogenic agents of public health importance globally. Their ability to harbor these pathogens without showing overt clinical signs of disease has epidemiologic consequences. In some rural settings in Nigeria, humans and rodents do not only share feeds and abode, but the latter may end up on the table of the former as a source of protein, thereby increasing the risks of disease transmission. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2017.10.004DOI Listing
January 2018
12 Reads
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Two mice models for transferability of zoonotic bacteria via tick vector.

Acta Virol 2017;61(3):372-376

Spotted fever and typhus-related diseases caused by rickettsiae, Lyme borreliosis induced by spirochetes from Borrelia burgdorferii sensu lato complex, and Q fever evoked by Coxiella burnetii, are important zoonoses occurring worldwide. In order to study the pathogenesis of these infections, the efficacy of vaccines from the perspective of protection against the pathogens, pathogen - pathogen interactions during co-infections or pathogen-vector-host interrelationship, a suitable animal model should be established. In this study, we evaluated two mouse models - the C3H/N and Balb/c strains for susceptibility to infection and ability to transmit the pathogens via tick vector and to reveal the potential interactions between various bacterial tick-borne agents. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4149/av_2017_319DOI Listing
November 2017
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Detection of Coxiella burnetii DNA in Peridomestic and Wild Animals and Ticks in an Endemic Region (Canary Islands, Spain).

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2017 09 31;17(9):630-634. Epub 2017 Jul 31.

2 Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas y Medicina Tropical, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Insular-Materno Infantil de Gran Canaria (CHUIMI) , Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain .

Coxiella burnetii, the etiological agent of human Q fever, can infect mammals, birds, and arthropods. The Canary Islands (Spain) are considered an endemic territory, with a high prevalence in both humans and livestock. Nonetheless, there is no epidemiological information about the wild and peridomestic cycles of C. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2017.2120DOI Listing
September 2017
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The end of a dogma: the safety of doxycycline use in young children for malaria treatment.

Malar J 2017 04 13;16(1):148. Epub 2017 Apr 13.

Unité de Parasitologie et d'Entomologie, Département des Maladies Infectieuses, Institut de Recherche Biomédicale des Armées, HIA Laveran, Boulevard Laveran, 13013, Marseille, France.

Anti-malarial drug resistance to chloroquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine has spread from Southeast Asia to Africa. Furthermore, the recent emergence of resistance to artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) in Southeast Asia highlights the need to identify new anti-malarial drugs. Doxycycline is recommended for malaria chemoprophylaxis for travel in endemic areas, or in combination with the use of quinine for malaria treatment when ACT is unavailable or when the treatment of severe malaria with artesunate fails. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12936-017-1797-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5390373PMC
April 2017
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Tick-borne infectious diseases in Australia.

Med J Aust 2017 Apr;206(7):320-324

Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory, Geelong, VIC.

Tick bites in Australia can lead to a variety of illnesses in patients. These include infection, allergies, paralysis, autoimmune disease, post-infection fatigue and Australian multisystem disorder. Rickettsial (Rickettsia spp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja17.00090DOI Listing
April 2017
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Molecular investigation into the presence of a Coxiella sp. in Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks in Australia.

Vet Microbiol 2017 Mar 22;201:141-145. Epub 2017 Jan 22.

Vector and Water-Borne Pathogen Research Group, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, 90 South Street, Murdoch, Perth, Western Australia, 6150, Australia. Electronic address:

Q fever is an infectious disease with a global distribution caused by the intracellular bacterium, Coxiella burnetii, which has been detected in a large number of tick species worldwide, including the brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus. Recent reports of a high seroprevalance of C. burnetii in Australian dogs, along with the identification of additional Coxiella species within R. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetmic.2017.01.021DOI Listing
March 2017
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A Field Study of Plague and Tularemia in Rodents, Western Iran.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2017 04 6;17(4):247-253. Epub 2017 Feb 6.

8 Yersinia Research Unit, National Reference Laboratory, WHO Collaborating Center for Yersinia , Institut Pasteur, Paris, France .

Introduction: Kurdistan Province in Iran is a historical focus for plague and tularemia. This study aimed at assessing the current status of these two foci by studying their rodent reservoirs.

Materials And Methods: Rodents were trapped and their ectoparasites were collected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2016.2053DOI Listing
April 2017
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Molecular evidence of tick-borne hemoprotozoan-parasites (Theileria ovis and Babesia ovis) and bacteria in ticks and blood from small ruminants in Northern Algeria.

Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis 2017 Feb 18;50:34-39. Epub 2016 Nov 18.

Aix Marseille Université, Unité de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes (URMITE), UM63, CNRS 7278, IRD 198 (Dakar), Inserm 1095, Marseille, France. Electronic address:

Using qPCR, standard PCR and/or sequencing, we investigated the presence of tick-associated microorganisms in ticks and blood from sheep and goats from Souk Ahras, Algeria. Borrelia theileri, was detected in (7/120, 5.8%) blood from sheep and (13/120, 10. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cimid.2016.11.008DOI Listing
February 2017
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Investigation of zoonotic infections in risk groups in Ordu University Hospital, Turkey.

Niger J Clin Pract 2017 Jan;20(1):6-11

Kuşadası Universal Hospital, Medical Microbiology, Aydın, Turkey.

Aims: Zoonotic diseases, which are a major public health problem in our city, have a negative impact on public health and also cause economic losses due to yield losses of animals and deaths. This study was carried out to determine the seroprevalence of tularemia, bartonellosis, brucellosis, Q fever, and cystic echinococcosis in the risk groups for zoonotic infection.

Subjects And Methods: Ninety serum samples were taken from people in the risk groups in covering veterinarian, butchers, farmers and examined with the following tests: Microagglutination test for tularemia, indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT) for bartonellosis, standard tube agglutination test for brucellosis, IFAT IgG for Q fever, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay IgG test for cystic hydatid. Read More

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http://www.njcponline.com/text.asp?2017/20/1/6/181395
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1119-3077.181395DOI Listing
January 2017
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Molecular Evidence of Malaria and Zoonotic Diseases Among Rapid Diagnostic Test-Negative Febrile Patients in Low-Transmission Season, Mali.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2017 02 7;96(2):335-337. Epub 2016 Nov 7.

Centre for Medical Parasitology, Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

From November to December 2012 in Sélingué-Mali, blood samples from 88 febrile patients who tested negative by malaria Paracheck rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) were used to assess the presence of sub-RDT as well as , , and applying molecular tools. sp. was present among 57 (60. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.16-0700DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5303032PMC
February 2017
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Molecular survey of Ehrlichia canis and Coxiella burnetii infections in wild mammals of southern Italy.

Parasitol Res 2016 Nov 17;115(11):4427-4431. Epub 2016 Aug 17.

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Mezzogiorno, 80055, Portici, Naples, Italy.

Ehrlichiosis and Q fever caused by the intracellular bacteria Ehrlichia canis and Coxiella burnetii, respectively, are tick-borne diseases with zoonotic potential and widespread geographical distribution. This study investigated the prevalence of both infections in wild mammals in southern Italy. Tissue samples obtained from the red fox (Vulpes vulpes), European badger (Meles meles), gray wolf (Canis lupus), beech marten (Martes foina), and crested porcupine (Hystrix cristata) were processed for molecular detection of both pathogens. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00436-016-5213-0DOI Listing
November 2016
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Mediterranean spotted fever-like illness in Sardinia, Italy: a clinical and microbiological study.

Infection 2016 Dec 5;44(6):733-738. Epub 2016 Jul 5.

Unit of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Sassari, Viale San Pietro 8, 07100, Sassari, Italy.

Introduction: Rickettsioses represent a group of emerging infectious diseases in Europe. Climate changes and the anthropization of rural environment have favored vectors' biological cycle and geographic spread. In Sardinia, Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF) is endemic and represents an important public health problem. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s15010-016-0921-zDOI Listing
December 2016
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Detection and Genotyping of Coxiella burnetii and Coxiella-Like Bacteria in Horses in South Korea.

PLoS One 2016 31;11(5):e0156710. Epub 2016 May 31.

College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea.

Coxiella burnetii and Coxiella-like bacteria (CLB) are genetically and ecologically distinct despite some genetic similarities. Furthermore, CLB are exceptionally diverse and widespread in ticks, but rarely detected in domestic animals. Since Coxiella bacteria can be transmitted from infected horses by inhalation or by coming in contact with ticks during activities such as horseback riding, it is necessary to study their prevalence. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4886966PMC
July 2017
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[EPIDEMIOLOGIC SITUATION BY NATURAL-FOCI INFECTIONS IN THE CRIMEA FEDERAL DISTRICT IN 2014-2015].

Zh Mikrobiol Epidemiol Immunobiol 2016 Mar-Apr(2):62-9

Aim: Analysis of epidemic manifestations of natural-foci infections (NFI), clarification of spectrum of their causative agents, determination of epizootic activity of natural foci in the Crimea Federal District (KFD).

Materials And Methods: Epizootologic examination of 10 administrative districts of KDF was carried out. 291 pools (2705 specimens) of ixodes ticks and 283 samples of organs of small mammals were studied by PCRmethod for the presence of DNA/RNA of causative agents of a number of NFI. Read More

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June 2016
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[Tick-borne diseases in Poland: Prevalence and difficulties in diagnostics].

Med Pr 2016 ;67(1):73-87

Uniwersytet Medyczny w Łodzi / Medical University of Lodz, Łódź, Poland (Zakład Mikrobiologii Farmaceutycznej i Diagnostyki Mikrobiologicznej / Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Microbiological Diagnostics).

The article presents an overview of diagnostics of tick-borne diseases in Poland, which form one of the most prevalent group of occupational illnesses in the Polish area. This is a current issue due to a constantly growing number of tick-borne infections, i.e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13075/mp.5893.00264DOI Listing
July 2016
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The ecological niche of Dermacentor marginatus in Germany.

Parasitol Res 2016 Jun 19;115(6):2165-74. Epub 2016 Mar 19.

Institute for Veterinary Public Health, Department for Farm Animals and Veterinary Public Health, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Veterinärplatz 1, 1210, Vienna, Austria.

The ixodid tick Dermacentor marginatus (Sulzer, 1776) is endemic throughout southern Europe in the range of 33-51 (°) N latitude. In Germany, however, D. marginatus was exclusively reported in the Rhine valley and adjacent areas. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00436-016-4958-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4863919PMC
June 2016
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Absence of serological evidence of Rickettsia spp., Bartonella spp., Ehrlichia spp. and Coxiella burnetii infections in American Samoa.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2016 07 27;7(5):703-705. Epub 2016 Feb 27.

School of Biological Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

Little is known about the epidemiology of zoonotic diseases in American Samoa (Pacific). A review of literature did not identify any published information on human Rickettsia spp., Bartonella spp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2016.02.019DOI Listing
July 2016
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A Serological Survey About Zoonoses in the Verkhoyansk Area, Northeastern Siberia (Sakha Republic, Russian Federation).

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2016 Feb 25;16(2):103-9. Epub 2016 Jan 25.

2 CNRS UMR 5288, Toulouse University , Toulouse, France .

In 2012, a seroprevalence survey concerning 10 zoonoses, which were bacterial (Lyme borreliosis and Q fever), parasitic (alveolar echinococcosis [AE] and cystic echinococcosis [CE], cysticercosis, toxoplasmosis, toxocariasis, and trichinellosis), or arboviral (tick-borne encephalitis and West Nile virus infection), was conducted among 77 adult volunteers inhabiting Suordakh and Tomtor Arctic villages in the Verkhoyansk area (Yakutia). Following serological testing by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and/or western blot, no positive result was found for cysticercosis, CE, toxocariasis, trichinellosis, and both arboviral zoonoses. Four subjects (5. Read More

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https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/vbz.2015.1828
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2015.1828DOI Listing
February 2016
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Detection of Bartonella tamiae, Coxiella burnetii and rickettsiae in arthropods and tissues from wild and domestic animals in northeastern Algeria.

Parasit Vectors 2016 Jan 20;9:27. Epub 2016 Jan 20.

Aix Marseille Université, Unité de Recherche en Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes (URMITE), UM63, CNRS 7278, IRD 198 (Dakar), Inserm 1095, Faculté de Médecine, 27 bd Jean Moulin, 13385, Marseille, Cedex 5, France.

Background: In recent years, the scope and importance of emergent vector-borne diseases has increased dramatically. In Algeria, only limited information is currently available concerning the presence and prevalence of these zoonotic diseases. For this reason, we conducted a survey of hematophagous ectoparasites of domestic mammals and/or spleens of wild animals in El Tarf and Souk Ahras, Algeria. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-016-1316-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4721140PMC
January 2016
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Investigation of Rickettsia, Coxiella burnetii and Bartonella in ticks from animals in South Africa.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2016 Mar 11;7(2):361-6. Epub 2015 Dec 11.

Center of Rickettsiosis and Arthropod-Borne Diseases, Hospital San Pedro-CIBIR, Logroño, La Rioja, Spain. Electronic address:

Ticks are involved in the epidemiology of several human pathogens including spotted fever group (SFG) Rickettsia spp., Coxiella burnetii and Bartonella spp. Human diseases caused by these microorganisms have been reported from South Africa. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2015.12.008DOI Listing
March 2016
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