Nuevos conocimientos sobre la epidemiología molecular de los patógenos transmitidos por garrapatas

The number of tick-borne pathogens (TBP) that cause diseases in humans and animals is rapidly increasing. Thus, it is important to characterize TBP present in different areas and hosts for epidemiological studies and proper diagnosis of possible tick-borne diseases.

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Rickettsia species in questing ticks collected in central Spain.

(A) Study area with 20 collection sites where ticks were found (black dots) out of the 39 sites surveyed (white and black dots). (B) Multilocus sequence analysis of Rickettsia spp. Abbreviations: Rc, R. conorii; Ra, R. africae; Rr, R. rickettsii; Rs, R. slovaca; Rm, R. massiliae; Rsm, R. sibirica subsp. mongolitimonae; R. raoultii; Rsang, R. sanguineus; Rtur, R. turanicus; Rpus, R. pusillus; Dmar, D. marginatus; Hmar, H. marginatum. Figure from Fernández de Mera et al. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2013, 19: 1163-1165.

Related papers:

Fernández de Mera, I.G., Ruiz-Fons, F., de la Fuente, G., Mangold, A.J., Gortázar, C., de la Fuente, J. 2013. Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiae in questing ticks, central Spain. Emerging Infectious Diseases 19: 1163-1165.

Cabezas-Cruz, A., Passos, L.M.F., Lis, K., Kenneil, R., Valdés, J.J., Ferrolho, J., Tonk, M., Pohl, A.E., Grubhoffer, L., Zweygarth, E., Shkap, V., Ribeiro, M.F.B., Estrada-Peña, A., Kocan, K.M., de la Fuente, J. 2013. Functional and immunological relevance of Anaplasma marginale major surface protein 1a sequence and structural analysis. PLoS ONE 8(6): e65243.

Estrada-Peña, A., Ruiz-Fons, F., Acevedo, P., Gortazar, C., de la Fuente, J. 2013. Factors driving the circulation and possible expansion of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in the western Palearctic. Journal of Applied Microbiology 114: 278-286.

Hornok, S., Csörgő, T., de la Fuente, J., Gyuranecz, M., Privigyei, C., Meli, M., Kreizinger, Z., Tánczos, B., Gönczi, E., Fernández de Mera, I.G., Farkas, R., Hofmann-Lehmann, R. 2013. Synanthropic birds associated with high prevalence of tick-borne rickettsiae and with the first detection of Rickettsia aeschlimannii in Hungary. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 13: 77-83.

Bonnet, S., de la Fuente, J., Nicollet, P., Liu, X., Madani, N., Blanchard, B., Maingourd, C., Alongi, A., Torina, A., Fernández de Mera, I.G., Vicente, J., George, J-C., Vayssier-Taussat, M., Joncour, G. 2013. Prevalence of tick-borne pathogens in adult Dermacentor spp. ticks from nine collection sites in France. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 13: 226-236.

Hornok, S., Dénes, B., Meli, M.L., Tánczos, B., Fekete, L., Gyuranecz, M., de la Fuente, J., Fernández de Mera, I.G., Farkas, R., Hofmann-Lehmann, R. 2013. Non-pet dogs as synanthropic reservoirs of tick-borne and zoonotic bacteria. Veterinary Microbiology 167: 700-703.

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