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

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

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Abstract

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
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016

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Keywords

  • Austria
  • DEBONEL
  • Dermacentor reticulatus
  • Rickettsia raoultii
  • TIBOLA

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