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Interactions between humans and ticks are often measured indirectly, using surveillance of tick population abundance and pathogen prevalence, or reported human disease data. We used data garnered as part of a free national citizen science research effort to describe actual human exposures to ticks...

Author(s)
Salkeld, D. J.; Porter, W. T.; Loh, S. M.; Nieto, N. C.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2019, 10, 5, pp 1113-1117
Abstract

Lyme borreliosis (LB) is the most prevalent tick-borne disease in Europe and its incidence has steadily increased over the last two decades. In the Netherlands alone, more than 20,000 citizens are affected by LB each year. Because of this, two Dutch citizen science projects were started to monitor...

Author(s)
Garcia-Marti, I.; Zurita-Milla, R.; Harms, M. G.; Swart, A.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2018, 8, 1, pp 15435
Abstract

Background: Rickettsial diseases present as acute febrile illnesses, sometimes with inoculation eschars. Methods: We performed a systematic review of studies published between 1997 and 2017 to assess the underestimation of non-eschar rickettsial disease (NERD) relative to eschar rickettsial disease ...

Author(s)
Eekeren, L. E. van; Vries, S. G. de; Wagenaar, J. F. P.; Spijker, R.; Grobusch, M. P.; Goorhuis, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2018, 26, pp 7-15
Abstract

Background: In Italy, the incidence of tick-borne diseases in humans is underestimated, as they are not obligatorily notifiable. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of tick-borne pathogens in ticks removed from human subjects in Veneto region (northeastern Italy), an area for...

Author(s)
Beltrame, A.; Laroche, M.; Degani, M.; Perandin, F.; Bisoffi, Z.; Raoult, D.; Parola, P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2018, 26, pp 58-61
Abstract

Introduction: Tularemia is a zoonotic infection caused by the highly infectious bacterium Francisella tularensis. Persons having outdoor professions are more likely than others to be exposed to F. tularensis through increased contact with arthropods, infected animals, and contaminated aerosols. ...

Author(s)
Harrist, A.; Cherry, C.; Kwit, N.; Bryan, K.; Pappert, R.; Petersen, J.; Buttke, D.; Wong, D.; Nelson, C.
Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., New Rochelle, USA
Citation
Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 2019, 19, 5, pp 316-322
Abstract

In humans, emerging infectious diseases are mostly zoonoses with ticks playing an important role as vectors. Tick-borne relapsing fever Borrelia and spotted fever Rickettsia occur in endemic foci along tropical and subtropical regions of the globe. However, both are widely neglected etiologic...

Author(s)
Muñoz-Leal, S.; Marcili, A.; Fuentes-Castillo, D.; Ayala, M.; Labruna, M. B.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Experimental and Applied Acarology, 2019, 78, 3, pp 403-420
Abstract

Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto is the main etiological agent of Lyme disease (LD) in the USA. In Brazil, it is believed that a similar spirochete is the causal agent of the Baggio-Yoshinari syndrome (BYS), a zoonosis also transmitted by ticks, whose clinical manifestations are similar to those...

Author(s)
Socoloski, S. N. G.; Castro, B. G. de; Cordeiro, M. D.; Fonseca, A. H. da; Cepeda, M. B.; Nicolino, R. R.; Lopes, L. B.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2018, 50, 4, pp 831-836
Abstract

Purpose of Review: Ticks are the second most important vectors of infectious diseases after mosquitoes worldwide. The growth of international tourism including in rural and remote places increasingly exposes travelers to tick bite. Our aim was to review the main tick-borne infectious diseases...

Author(s)
Eldin, C.; Parola, P.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Current Infectious Disease Reports, 2018, 20, 7, pp 17
Abstract

Background: In Algeria, Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF), caused by Rickettsia conorii conorii and transmitted by Rhipicephalus sanguineus, is endemic. However, the documentation of cases is rare due to a lack of laboratory facilities. Our aim was to screen for rickettsioses in patients with...

Author(s)
Bouchaib, H.; Eldin, C.; Laroche, M.; Raoult, D.; Parola, P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2018, 26, pp 51-57
Abstract

The Sari-Dzhas natural mountain focus of plague with an area of 5000 sq. km is located mainly in Kyrgyzstan. This enzootic area belongs to a group of Tien-Shan mountain plague foci and crosses the boundaries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and China. After collapse of Soviet Union, this area was not...

Author(s)
Sariyeva, G.; Abdel, Z.; Shabunin, A.; Sagiyev, Z.; Abdikarimov, S.; Bazarkanova, G.; Kendirbaev, D.; Maimulov, R.; Dzhaparova, A.; Sofeikov, V.; Abdirassilova, A.; Mussagaliyeva, R.; Kurmanov, B.; Aitbaeva, Z.; Almazbek, D.
Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., New Rochelle, USA
Citation
Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 2018, 18, 10, pp 524-532

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