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Molecular detection of tick-borne pathogens in infected dogs associated with tick infestation in Thailand.

Vet World 2021 Jun 23;14(6):1631-1637. Epub 2021 Jun 23.

Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Mahasarakham University, Maha Sarakham, Thailand.

Background And Aim: Tick-borne pathogens (TBPs) are of great concern having the potential to threaten canine health. Dogs infected with , , , and are commonly found in Thailand; tick is the most common vector of diseases. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of common TBPs in dogs and their ticks in Thailand using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA sequencing methods. Read More

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Spotted Fever Group Rickettsioses in Israel, 2010-2019.

Emerg Infect Dis 2021 08;27(8):2117-2126

In a multicenter, nationwide, retrospective study of patients hospitalized with spotted fever group rickettsiosis in Israel during 2010-2019, we identified 42 cases, of which 36 were autochthonous. The most prevalent species was the Rickettsia conorii Israeli tick typhus strain (n = 33, 79%); infection with this species necessitated intensive care for 52% of patients and was associated with a 30% fatality rate. A history of tick bite was rare, found for only 5% of patients; eschar was found in 12%; and leukocytosis was more common than leukopenia. Read More

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Spatial distribution and molecular epidemiology of Babesia vogeli in household dogs from municipalities with different altitude gradients in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2021 Jul 12;12(5):101785. Epub 2021 Jul 12.

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Veterinary Institute, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Br 465, km 7, Seropedica, Rio de Janeiro 23897-000, Brazil. Electronic address:

We performed a cross-sectional epidemiological study with 456 household dogs from urban and rural areas in two different regions situated at different altitudes in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The PCR technique using 18S rRNA as target revealed prevalence of 7.9% of dogs positive for piroplasmids. Read More

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Risk factors associated with tick infestations on equids in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, with notes on Rickettsia massiliae detection.

Parasit Vectors 2021 Jul 13;14(1):363. Epub 2021 Jul 13.

Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Background: Studies on ticks infesting equids are lacking in various parts of the world, including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan. The aim of this study was to investigate the diversity of ticks infesting equids, associated risk factors and rickettsial detection in ticks from equids in KP.

Methods: Inspection of 404 equid hosts from November 2018 to October 2019 resulted in the collection of 550 ticks. Read More

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The tick fauna in Istanbul, Turkey, from 2013 to 2017 and identification of their pathogens by multiplex PCR: an epidemiological study.

Exp Appl Acarol 2021 Jul 12. Epub 2021 Jul 12.

Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Department of Medical biology, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Zemin kat, Kocamustafapasa, 34098, Istanbul, Turkey.

Ticks may carry several pathogens as vectors and their pathogen load may vary due to differences in geography, climate and vegetation. In this study, we collected ticks from 39 districts of Istanbul (Turkey) between May and October, from 2013 to 2017, and identified them under stereo-microscope. In addition, we investigated the pathogens that the ticks carry (Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Rickettsia sp. Read More

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Efficacy of collars with allomones on dogs to control Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato infestations under field conditions.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2021 Jun 17;12(5):101769. Epub 2021 Jun 17.

Instituto de Patologia Tropical e Saúde Pública, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia 74690-900, GO, Brazil. Electronic address:

Benzaldehyde and 2-hexanone are allomones produced by beagle dogs that reduce infestation by Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato on these animals and on susceptible dogs which artificially release these repellents. These observations were obtained in previous laboratory tests or artificial infestations of susceptible dogs under controlled conditions. Here we evaluated the efficacy of collars delivering these repellents for suppressing the loads of R. Read More

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Infection by haemopathogens and tick infestation of sheep during summer season in Constantine region, Northeast Algeria.

Vet Med Sci 2021 Jun 17. Epub 2021 Jun 17.

Laboratoire de Parasitologie, Institution de la Recherche et de l'Enseignement Supérieur Agricoles & Univ. Manouba, École Nationale de Médecine Vétérinaire de Sidi Thabet, Sidi Thabet, Tunisia.

A study on tick infestation of 43 sheep with clinical symptoms of piroplasmosis and anaplasmosis was carried out during summer seasons of 2016 and 2017 in 34 sheep flocks from Beni Hamidene locality, district of Constantine, Northeast Algeria. Only animals with clinical symptoms of piroplasmosis and/or anaplasmosis were checked for tick infestation. Among the 43 examined sheep, 58 ± 15% were infested by ticks. Read More

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A One Health approach to study the circulation of tick-borne pathogens: A preliminary study.

One Health 2021 Dec 1;13:100270. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

ANSES, INRAE, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, UMR BIPAR, Laboratoire de Santé Animale, Maisons-Alfort F-94700, France.

Tick-borne pathogens (TBPs) have complex life cycles involving tick vectors and vertebrate hosts. However, there is limited empirical evidence on the zoonotic circulation of TBPs. In this study, we used a One Health approach to study the possible circulation of TBPs in ticks, animals and humans within a rural household in the foothills of the Fruška Gora mountain, northern Serbia. Read More

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Mapping the distribution and risk factors of Anaplasmataceae in wild and domestic canines in Chile and their association with Rhipicephalus sanguineus species complex lineages.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2021 Jun 4;12(5):101752. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Facultad de Ciencias de la Vida, Universidad Andres Bello, República 440, Santiago, Chile; Instituto Agroalimentario de Aragón-IA2 (Universidad de Zaragoza-CITA), Miguel Servet 177, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain; Fundación ARAID, Avda. de Ranillas, 50018 Zaragoza, Spain.

Anaplasma platys and Ehrlichia canis are members of the Anaplasmataceae family that cause disease in dogs and are mainly transmitted by Rhipicephalus sanguineus species group ticks. We performed a cross-sectional study on these pathogens across six bioclimatic regions of Chile, including 719 free-ranging rural dogs, 132 Andean foxes (Lycalopex culpaeus), and 82 South American gray foxes (Lycalopex griseus). Dog and fox blood samples were first screened for DNA of Anaplasmataceae followed by two Ehrlichia-specific protocols. Read More

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Repellent activity of acetylcarvacrol and its effects on salivary gland morphology in unfed Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato ticks (Acari: Ixodidae).

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2021 Jun 4;12(5):101760. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Department of Health Sciences, Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Av. Dr. Sylvio, Menicucci, 1001 Lavras, MG, Brazil. Electronic address:

Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato (s.l.), commonly known as brown dog tick, is a widely distributed tick species that is substantially important for human and veterinary medicine. Read More

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Zoonotic Species in Small Ruminant Ticks From Tunisia.

Front Vet Sci 2021 26;8:676896. Epub 2021 May 26.

Service de Microbiologie et Immunologie, Ecole Nationale de Médecine Vétérinaire, University of Manouba, Sidi Thabet, Tunisia.

Tick-borne rickettsioses present a significant public health threat among emerging tick-borne diseases. In Tunisia, little is known about tick-borne pathogens. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the presence of species in small ruminant ticks from Tunisia. Read More

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Field study to investigate the effectiveness and safety of a novel orally administered combination drug product containing milbemycin oxime and lotilaner (Credelio Plus) against natural flea and tick infestations on dogs presented as veterinary patients in Europe.

Parasit Vectors 2021 Jun 4;14(1):299. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Daniel E. Snyder, DVM PhD. Consulting, LLC, Indianapolis, IN, 46229, USA.

Background: A pivotal randomised, blinded, positive-controlled, multicentre, European field study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a novel combination tablet of lotilaner and milbemycin oxime (Credelio Plus) administered orally to client-owned dogs naturally infested with fleas and/or ticks.

Methods: In this field study, households with flea- or tick-infested dog(s) were enrolled on Day 0 into the study to provide data for either the tick or flea infestation cohorts. Households were randomised in a 2:1 ratio to receive either the combination investigational product (IP, Credelio Plus tablets) or the control product (CP: Nexgard Spectra tablets). Read More

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Ticks and Tick-Borne Infections of Dogs in Two Jordanian Shelters.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2021 Jun 2. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Department of Parasitology and Zoology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, Hungary.

Shelters in Jordan accommodate a huge number of dogs, which are rescued as stray dogs from different cities of the country, but their health receives almost no attention. The aim of this study was to examine tick infestation as well as tick-borne protozoa and bacteria of 80 randomly sampled dogs in two Jordanian shelters. Ticks identified as lato were found on 14 out of 27 animals in a shelter. Read More

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Molecular Detection of Tick-Borne Pathogens in Stray Dogs and sensu lato Ticks from Bangkok, Thailand.

Pathogens 2021 May 6;10(5). Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand.

Canine tick-borne pathogens (CTBPs) such as , , , and are important pathogens in dogs worldwide. sensu lato, the main vector of several CTBPs, is the most common tick species found on dogs in Thailand. The present study identified CTBPs in dogs and ticks infested dogs. Read More

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Deltamethrin resistant alleles predominate in Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato in South India.

Exp Appl Acarol 2021 Jun 28;84(2):485-496. Epub 2021 May 28.

School of Applied Animal Production and Biotechnology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, 680651, India.

Brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato, an important ectoparasite transmitting several pathogens, is the most common tick species infesting dogs. Control of ticks being central to the control of fatal tick-borne diseases, this study attempted to assess the susceptibility/resistance of brown dog ticks to synthetic pyrethroids, the commonly used acaricides against ticks. Larval packet assay revealed 60% of isolates tested to be resistant and tolerant to deltamethrin as per the resistance factor that ranged from 1 to 53. Read More

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Geographical Distribution of Ticks Ixodidae in Côte d'Ivoire: Potential Reservoir of the Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2021 May 25. Epub 2021 May 25.

Département des Virus Epidémiques, Institut Pasteur de Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Ticks and tick-borne diseases are a major issue. These recent years, tick-borne diseases have attracted much attention because of their increasing incidence and the significant damage that they cause to livestock and human health. The objective was to identify the different species of ticks found in cattle and to determine the prevalence of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) in these different areas. Read More

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Molecular investigation of bacterial and protozoal pathogens in ticks collected from different hosts in Turkey.

Parasit Vectors 2021 May 20;14(1):270. Epub 2021 May 20.

Molecular Biology Section, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.

Background: The emergence of tick-borne disease is increasing because of the effects of the temperature rise driven by global warming. In Turkey, 19 pathogens transmitted by ticks to humans and animals have been reported. Based on this, this study aimed to investigate tick-borne pathogens including Hepatozoon spp. Read More

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Prevalence of in Ticks: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2021 May 19. Epub 2021 May 19.

Ministério da Saúde, Distrito Federal, Brazil.

is a pathogen that is known to cause spotted fever, a zoonosis that is endemic in several regions of the Americas. However, no systematic review and meta-analysis has been conducted to estimate the prevalence of this rickettsial disease in the Americas. Therefore, the objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of in ticks in the Americas. Read More

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Ectoparasites of hedgehogs: From flea mite phoresy to their role as vectors of pathogens.

Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl 2021 Aug 24;15:95-104. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Valenzano, 70010, Bari, Italy.

Hedgehogs are synanthropic mammals, reservoirs of several vector-borne pathogens and hosts of ectoparasites. Arthropod-borne pathogens (i.e. Read More

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Widespread Infection with Hemotropic Mycoplasmas in Free-Ranging Dogs and Wild Foxes Across Six Bioclimatic Regions of Chile.

Microorganisms 2021 Apr 24;9(5). Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Facultad de Ciencias de la Vida, Universidad Andres Bello, República 440, Santiago 8320000, Chile.

Blood samples of 626 rural dogs, 140 Andean foxes (), and 83 South American grey foxes () from six bioregions of Chile spanning 3000 km were screened for DNA by conventional PCR and sequencing. Risk factors of infection were inferred using Generalized Linear Mixed Models and genetic structure by network analyses. Overall, / (/) and Mycoplasma haematoparvum (Mhp) observed prevalence was 23. Read More

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Molecular identification of common hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in Xinjiang, China.

Zootaxa 2021 Mar 29;4950(1):zootaxa.4950.1.2. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Department of Emergency Response and Plague Control, Xinjiang Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Urumqi 830002, China.

We provide data on the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) and 16S rDNA genes for eight species of common hard ticks in Xinjiang: Dermacentor montanus, D. niveus, Haemaphysalis sulcate, Hyalomma asiaticum asiaticum, Hya. detritum, Hya. Read More

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Comparative analysis of tick salivary gland and cement elementome.

Heliyon 2021 Apr 7;7(4):e06721. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

SaBio, Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos (IREC-CSIC-UCLM-JCCM), Ronda de Toledo s/n, 13005 Ciudad Real, Spain.

spp. (Acari: Ixodidae) ticks are obligate hematophagous arthropods, which constitute a model for the study of vector-host interactions. The chemical composition or elementome of salivary glands (SG) and cement provides information relevant for the study of protein-based complex multifunctional tissues with a key role in tick biology. Read More

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Passive Tick Surveillance and Detection of Species in Ticks from British Columbia, Canada: 2002-2018.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2021 Jul 7;21(7):490-497. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Communicable Diseases & Immunization Service, BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, Canada.

Lyme disease, caused by (s.l.) complex, is the most common vector-borne disease in North America. Read More

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Effect of Temperature on Host Preference in Two Lineages of the Brown Dog Tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2021 Apr 5. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Rhipicephalus sanguineus is a species complex of ticks that vector disease worldwide. Feeding primarily on dogs, members of the complex also feed incidentally on humans, potentially transmitting disease agents such as Rickettsia rickettsii, R. conorii, and Ehrlichia species. Read More

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Efficacy of a novel topical combination of esafoxolaner, eprinomectin and praziquantel against Rhipicephalus sanguineus in cats.

Parasite 2021 2;28:24. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Clinvet International (Pty) Ltd., P.O. Box 11186, Universitas, Bloemfontein 9321, Republic of South Africa.

Esafoxolaner is a purified enantiomer of afoxolaner with insecticidal and acaricidal properties. It is combined with eprinomectin and praziquantel in a novel topical endectoparasiticide formulation for cats. The efficacy of this novel formulation was assessed in an experimental study against induced infestation of Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks. Read More

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Tick Infestation and Piroplasm Infection in Barbarine and Queue Fine de l'Ouest Autochthonous Sheep Breeds in Tunisia, North Africa.

Animals (Basel) 2021 Mar 16;11(3). Epub 2021 Mar 16.

Laboratory of Parasitology, Institution of Agricultural Research and Higher Education, National School of Veterinary Medicine of Sidi Thabet, Univ. Manouba, Sidi Thabet 2020, Tunisia.

As ticks and tick-borne pathogens affect the productivity of livestock, searching for genetically resistant breeds to infestation by ticks may represent an alternative to the overuse of chemical drugs. The aim of this study was to assess if there is a difference in tick infestation among the main sheep breeds in Tunisia. The study was carried out between April 2018 and January 2020 in 17 small to middle-sized sheep flocks from 3 regions across Tunisia. Read More

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Likely Geographic Distributional Shifts among Medically Important Tick Species and Tick-Associated Diseases under Climate Change in North America: A Review.

Insects 2021 Mar 5;12(3). Epub 2021 Mar 5.

Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA.

Ticks rank high among arthropod vectors in terms of numbers of infectious agents that they transmit to humans, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Colorado tick fever, human monocytic ehrlichiosis, tularemia, and human granulocytic anaplasmosis. Increasing temperature is suspected to affect tick biting rates and pathogen developmental rates, thereby potentially increasing risk for disease incidence. Tick distributions respond to climate change, but how their geographic ranges will shift in future decades and how those shifts may translate into changes in disease incidence remain unclear. Read More

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High-Throughput Microfluidic Real-Time PCR for the Detection of Multiple Microorganisms in Ixodid Cattle Ticks in Northeast Algeria.

Pathogens 2021 Mar 18;10(3). Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Laboratoire de Santé Animale, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, UMR BIPAR, ANSES, INRAE, F-94700 Maisons-Alfort, France.

Ixodid ticks are hematophagous arthropods considered to be prominent ectoparasite vectors that have a negative impact on cattle, either through direct injury or via the transmission of several pathogens. In this study, we investigated the molecular infection rates of numerous tick-borne pathogens in ticks sampled on cattle from the Kabylia region, northeastern Algeria, using a high-throughput microfluidic real-time PCR system. A total of 235 ticks belonging to seven species of the genera , , and were sampled on cattle and then screened for the presence of 36 different species of bacteria and protozoans. Read More

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