First report of Rickettsia raoultii in field collected Dermacentor reticulatus ticks from Austria

Georg G. Duscher*, Adnan Hodžić, Martin Weiler, Alexander Vaux, Ivo Rudolf, Wolfdieter Sixl, Jolyon Medlock, Veerle Versteirt, Zdenek Hubálek

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In a set of pooled field collected Dermacentor reticulatus ticks, Rickettsia raoultii, the causative agent of Tick-borne lymphadenopathy/Dermacentor-borne necrosis erythema and lymphadenopathy, was found for the first time in Austria. The coordinates of the positive locations for tick and pathogen abundance are given and shown in a map.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)720-722
Number of pages3
JournalTicks and Tick-borne Diseases
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was carried out under VectorNet, A European network for sharing data on the geographic distribution of arthropod vectors, transmitting human and animal disease agents (framework contract OC/EFSA/AHAW/2013/02-FWC1) funded by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) . The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR, the Department of Health or Public Health England. We would like to thank Juraj Peško, who assisted during field investigations and Hana Blazejová and Lenka Betasová for their help in the lab.

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© 2016 Elsevier GmbH


  • Austria
  • Dermacentor reticulatus
  • Rickettsia raoultii


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