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Molecular evidence for Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Borrelia burgdorferi sensulato in Ixodes ricinus ticks from eastern Slovakia.

 
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Faculty of Medicine, P. J. Safarik University, Srobarova 2, 041 80 Kosice, SlovakRepublic. monickah@pobox.sk
Ann Agric Environ Med 2003;10(2):269–271
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ABSTRACT:
Ixodes ricinus ticks (20 males, 20 females and 20 nymphs) collected inKosice, Slovakia were examined for the presence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Borrelia burgdorferisensu lato (s.l.) by PCR. 38.3 % of the tested ticks carried single infection of B. burgdorferi s.l.and 8.3 % were infected with A. phagocytophilum. Double infection of both pathogens was detected in 5% of tested ticks. These results indicate that both B. burgdorferi s.l. and A. phagocytophilum co-circulatein the enzootic sites of Eastern Slovakia and may cause co-infection in humans.
eISSN:1898-2263
ISSN:1232-1966