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Parasit Vectors. 2014 Apr 2;7:160. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-7-160.

Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis and its co-circulation with Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Ixodes ricinus ticks across ecologically different habitats of Central Europe.

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Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, 845 06 Bratislava, Slovakia. marketa.derdakova@gmail.com.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis is a newly emerging tick-borne bacterium from the family Anaplasmataceae. Its presence in Ixodes ricinus ticks was reported from various European countries, however, it's ecology and co-circulation with another member of the same family, Anaplasma phagocytophilum has not been rigorously studied yet.

FINDINGS:

Candidatus N. mikurensis was detected in all sampling sites. In total, 4.5% of ticks were positive including larvae. The highest positivity was detected in Austria with a prevalence of 23.5%. The probability of Candidatus N. mikurensis occurrence increased with the proportion of ticks infected with Anaplasma phagocytophilum.

CONCLUSION:

A positive association between the occurrences of Candidatus N. mikurensis and A. phagocytophilum indicates that both bacteria share similar ecology for their natural foci in Central Europe.

PMID:
24693971
PMCID:
PMC3984398
DOI:
10.1186/1756-3305-7-160
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