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Detection of Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Coxiella burnetii, Rickettsia spp., and Borrelia burgdorferi s. l. in Ticks, and Wild-Living Animals in Western and Middle Slovakia

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Address for correspondence: Katarína Smetanová, Institute of Virology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, Bratislava 842 45. Voice: 01421259302430; fax: 01421254774284.
  e-mail: viruksam@savba.sk

Abstract

Abstract: In this study, three tick species (Ixodes ricinus, Dermacentor marginatus, and D. reticulatus), small terrestrial mammals, and game were examined by PCR for the presence of tick-borne pathogens Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Coxiella burnetii, Rickettsia spp., and Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu lato.

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