Ixodes inopinatus − Occurring also outside the Mediterranean region

Authors
Chitimia-Dobler, Lidia; Rieß, Ramona; Kahl, Olaf; Wölfel, Silke; Dobler, Gerhard; Nava, Santiago; Estrada-Peña, Agustín
Publication Year
2018
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
We report the presence of Ixodes inopinatus and its sympatric occurrence with Ixodes ricinus in southeastern Germany, western Austria, and Romania. The identification of I. inopinatus was based on morphological and molecular 16S rRNA and 12S rRNA gene features. We also report the finding of Rickettsia monacensis and Rickettsia helvetica in I. inopinatus collected from a fox and a sheep in Romania. Although the vector competence of I. inopinatus for these pathogens remains to be proven, there is evidence of transstadial persistence, an important prerequisite for acting as a vector.
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Fil: Chitimia-Dobler, Lidia. German Center of Infection Research. Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology; Alemania
Fil: Rieß, Ramona. German Center of Infection Research. Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology; Alemania
Fil: Kahl, Olaf. Tick-radar GmbH; Alemania
Fil: Wölfel, Silke. German Center of Infection Research. Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology; Alemania
Fil: Dobler, Gerhard. German Center of Infection Research. Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology; Alemania. University of Hohenheim. Parasitology Unit; Alemania
Fil: Nava, Santiago. INTA. Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Rafaela; Argentina
Fil: Estrada-Peña, Agustin. University of Zaragoza. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Department of Animal Health; España
Source
Ticks and tick-borne diseases 9 (2) : 196-200. (February 2018)
Subject
Ixodes
Rickettsia
Plagas de Animales
Pests of Animals
Ixodes inopinatus
Garrapatas
Alemania
Austria
Access level
Restricted access
License
Repository
INTA Digital (INTA)
Institution
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria
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