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Analysis of Estonian surveillance in wild boar suggests a decline in the incidence of African swine fever.

Schulz K, Staubach C, Blome S, Viltrop A, Nurmoja I, Conraths FJ, Sauter-Louis C.

Sci Rep. 2019 Jun 11;9(1):8490. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-44890-0.


Ecology and epidemiology of rabies in humans, domestic animals and wildlife in Namibia, 2011-2017.

Hikufe EH, Freuling CM, Athingo R, Shilongo A, Ndevaetela EE, Helao M, Shiindi M, Hassel R, Bishi A, Khaiseb S, Kabajani J, van der Westhuizen J, Torres G, Britton A, Letshwenyo M, Schwabenbauer K, Mettenleiter TC, Denzin N, Amler S, Conraths FJ, Müller T, Maseke A.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 Apr 16;13(4):e0007355. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007355. eCollection 2019 Apr.


Epidemiological evaluation of Latvian control measures for African swine fever in wild boar on the basis of surveillance data.

Schulz K, Oļševskis E, Staubach C, Lamberga K, Seržants M, Cvetkova S, Conraths FJ, Sauter-Louis C.

Sci Rep. 2019 Mar 12;9(1):4189. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-40962-3.


Besnoitia tarandi in Canadian woodland caribou - Isolation, characterization and suitability for serological tests.

Schares G, Jutras C, Bärwald A, Basso W, Maksimov A, Schares S, Tuschy M, Conraths FJ, Brodeur V.

Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl. 2018 Nov 27;8:1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2018.11.005. eCollection 2019 Apr.


Monthly variation in the probability of presence of adult Culicoides populations in nine European countries and the implications for targeted surveillance.

Cuéllar AC, Jung Kjær L, Baum A, Stockmarr A, Skovgard H, Nielsen SA, Andersson MG, Lindström A, Chirico J, Lühken R, Steinke S, Kiel E, Gethmann J, Conraths FJ, Larska M, Smreczak M, Orłowska A, Hamnes I, Sviland S, Hopp P, Brugger K, Rubel F, Balenghien T, Garros C, Rakotoarivony I, Allène X, Lhoir J, Chavernac D, Delécolle JC, Mathieu B, Delécolle D, Setier-Rio ML, Venail R, Scheid B, Chueca MÁM, Barceló C, Lucientes J, Estrada R, Mathis A, Tack W, Bødker R.

Parasit Vectors. 2018 Nov 29;11(1):608. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-3182-0.


Epidemiology of tick-borne pathogens in the semi-arid and the arid agro-ecological zones of Punjab province, Pakistan.

Rehman A, Conraths FJ, Sauter-Louis C, Krücken J, Nijhof AM.

Transbound Emerg Dis. 2019 Jan;66(1):526-536. doi: 10.1111/tbed.13059. Epub 2018 Nov 19.


White-Tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) Die-Off Due to Infection with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus, Subtype H5N8, in Germany.

Krone O, Globig A, Ulrich R, Harder T, Schinköthe J, Herrmann C, Gerst S, Conraths FJ, Beer M.

Viruses. 2018 Sep 7;10(9). pii: E478. doi: 10.3390/v10090478.


Analysis of Toxoplasma gondii clonal type-specific antibody reactions in experimentally infected turkeys and chickens.

Maksimov P, Basso W, Zerweck J, Schutkowski M, Reimer U, Maksimov A, Conraths FJ, Schares G.

Int J Parasitol. 2018 Sep;48(11):845-856. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2018.04.004. Epub 2018 Jun 30.


From low to high pathogenicity-Characterization of H7N7 avian influenza viruses in two epidemiologically linked outbreaks.

Dietze K, Graaf A, Homeier-Bachmann T, Grund C, Forth L, Pohlmann A, Jeske C, Wintermann M, Beer M, Conraths FJ, Harder T.

Transbound Emerg Dis. 2018 Dec;65(6):1576-1587. doi: 10.1111/tbed.12906. Epub 2018 May 23.


Toxoplasma gondii infections in chickens - performance of various antibody detection techniques in serum and meat juice relative to bioassay and DNA detection methods.

Schares G, Koethe M, Bangoura B, Geuthner AC, Randau F, Ludewig M, Maksimov P, Sens M, Bärwald A, Conraths FJ, Villena I, Aubert D, Opsteegh M, Van der Giessen J.

Int J Parasitol. 2018 Aug;48(9-10):751-762. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2018.03.007. Epub 2018 May 19.


Molecular and serological surveillance of Hepatitis E virus in wild and domestic carnivores in Brandenburg, Germany.

Dähnert L, Conraths FJ, Reimer N, Groschup MH, Eiden M.

Transbound Emerg Dis. 2018 Oct;65(5):1377-1380. doi: 10.1111/tbed.12877. Epub 2018 Apr 14.


Spatial and temporal variation in the abundance of Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in nine European countries.

Cuéllar AC, Kjær LJ, Kirkeby C, Skovgard H, Nielsen SA, Stockmarr A, Andersson G, Lindstrom A, Chirico J, Lühken R, Steinke S, Kiel E, Gethmann J, Conraths FJ, Larska M, Hamnes I, Sviland S, Hopp P, Brugger K, Rubel F, Balenghien T, Garros C, Rakotoarivony I, Allène X, Lhoir J, Chavernac D, Delécolle JC, Mathieu B, Delécolle D, Setier-Rio ML, Venail R, Scheid B, Chueca MÁM, Barceló C, Lucientes J, Estrada R, Mathis A, Tack W, Bødker R.

Parasit Vectors. 2018 Feb 27;11(1):112. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-2706-y.


Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8 Clade in Germany in 2016/2017.

Globig A, Staubach C, Sauter-Louis C, Dietze K, Homeier-Bachmann T, Probst C, Gethmann J, Depner KR, Grund C, Harder TC, Starick E, Pohlmann A, Höper D, Beer M, Mettenleiter TC, Conraths FJ.

Front Vet Sci. 2018 Jan 24;4:240. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2017.00240. eCollection 2017.


Defining objective clusters for rabies virus sequences using affinity propagation clustering.

Fischer S, Freuling CM, Müller T, Pfaff F, Bodenhofer U, Höper D, Fischer M, Marston DA, Fooks AR, Mettenleiter TC, Conraths FJ, Homeier-Bachmann T.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 Jan 22;12(1):e0006182. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006182. eCollection 2018 Jan.


Swarm incursions of reassortants of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus strains H5N8 and H5N5, clade, Germany, winter 2016/17.

Pohlmann A, Starick E, Grund C, Höper D, Strebelow G, Globig A, Staubach C, Conraths FJ, Mettenleiter TC, Harder T, Beer M.

Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 8;8(1):15. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-16936-8.


Six Years (2011-2016) of Mandatory Nationwide Bovine Viral Diarrhea Control in Germany-A Success Story.

Wernike K, Gethmann J, Schirrmeier H, Schröder R, Conraths FJ, Beer M.

Pathogens. 2017 Oct 18;6(4). pii: E50. doi: 10.3390/pathogens6040050.


Development of African swine fever epidemic among wild boar in Estonia - two different areas in the epidemiological focus.

Nurmoja I, Schulz K, Staubach C, Sauter-Louis C, Depner K, Conraths FJ, Viltrop A.

Sci Rep. 2017 Oct 2;7(1):12562. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-12952-w.


High seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and probability of detecting tissue cysts in backyard laying hens compared with hens from large free-range farms.

Schares G, Bangoura B, Randau F, Goroll T, Ludewig M, Maksimov P, Matzkeit B, Sens M, Bärwald A, Conraths FJ, Opsteegh M, Van der Giessen J.

Int J Parasitol. 2017 Oct;47(12):765-777. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2017.07.003. Epub 2017 Sep 5.


Potential risk factors associated with human alveolar echinococcosis: Systematic review and meta-analysis.

Conraths FJ, Probst C, Possenti A, Boufana B, Saulle R, La Torre G, Busani L, Casulli A.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jul 17;11(7):e0005801. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005801. eCollection 2017 Jul. Review.


Behaviour of free ranging wild boar towards their dead fellows: potential implications for the transmission of African swine fever.

Probst C, Globig A, Knoll B, Conraths FJ, Depner K.

R Soc Open Sci. 2017 May 31;4(5):170054. doi: 10.1098/rsos.170054. eCollection 2017 May.


Distribution of ticks infesting ruminants and risk factors associated with high tick prevalence in livestock farms in the semi-arid and arid agro-ecological zones of Pakistan.

Rehman A, Nijhof AM, Sauter-Louis C, Schauer B, Staubach C, Conraths FJ.

Parasit Vectors. 2017 Apr 19;10(1):190. doi: 10.1186/s13071-017-2138-0.


Comparison of different commercial DNA extraction kits and PCR protocols for the detection of Echinococcus multilocularis eggs in faecal samples from foxes.

Maksimov P, Schares G, Press S, Fröhlich A, Basso W, Herzig M, Conraths FJ.

Vet Parasitol. 2017 Apr 15;237:83-93. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2017.02.015. Epub 2017 Feb 24.


Surveillance strategies for Classical Swine Fever in wild boar - a comprehensive evaluation study to ensure powerful surveillance.

Schulz K, Peyre M, Staubach C, Schauer B, Schulz J, Calba C, Häsler B, Conraths FJ.

Sci Rep. 2017 Mar 7;7:43871. doi: 10.1038/srep43871.


GIS-supported epidemiological analysis on canine Angiostrongylus vasorum and Crenosoma vulpis infections in Germany.

Maksimov P, Hermosilla C, Taubert A, Staubach C, Sauter-Louis C, Conraths FJ, Vrhovec MG, Pantchev N.

Parasit Vectors. 2017 Feb 28;10(1):108. doi: 10.1186/s13071-017-2054-3.


Laboratory Diagnosis of Echinococcus spp. in Human Patients and Infected Animals.

Siles-Lucas M, Casulli A, Conraths FJ, Müller N.

Adv Parasitol. 2017;96:159-257. doi: 10.1016/bs.apar.2016.09.003. Epub 2017 Jan 17.


Harmonizing methods for wildlife abundance estimation and pathogen detection in Europe-a questionnaire survey on three selected host-pathogen combinations.

Sonnenburg J, Ryser-Degiorgis MP, Kuiken T, Ferroglio E, Ulrich RG, Conraths FJ, Gortázar C, Staubach C; APHAEA project partners.

BMC Vet Res. 2017 Feb 16;13(1):53. doi: 10.1186/s12917-016-0935-x.


Outbreaks among Wild Birds and Domestic Poultry Caused by Reassorted Influenza A(H5N8) Clade Viruses, Germany, 2016.

Pohlmann A, Starick E, Harder T, Grund C, Höper D, Globig A, Staubach C, Dietze K, Strebelow G, Ulrich RG, Schinköthe J, Teifke JP, Conraths FJ, Mettenleiter TC, Beer M.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Apr;23(4):633-636. doi: 10.3201/eid2304.161949. Epub 2017 Apr 15.


Chicken line-dependent mortality after experimental infection with three type IIxIII recombinant Toxoplasma gondii clones.

Schares G, Herrmann DC, Maksimov P, Matzkeit B, Conraths FJ, Moré G, Preisinger R, Weigend S.

Exp Parasitol. 2017 Sep;180:101-111. doi: 10.1016/j.exppara.2016.11.004. Epub 2016 Nov 29.


Epidemiological and Molecular Analysis of an Outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8 clade in a German Zoo: Effective Disease Control with Minimal Culling.

Globig A, Starick E, Homeier T, Pohlmann A, Grund C, Wolf P, Zimmermann A, Wolf C, Heim D, Schlößer H, Zander S, Beer M, Conraths FJ, Harder TC.

Transbound Emerg Dis. 2017 Dec;64(6):1813-1824. doi: 10.1111/tbed.12570. Epub 2016 Nov 15.


The geographical distribution and prevalence of Echinococcus multilocularis in animals in the European Union and adjacent countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Oksanen A, Siles-Lucas M, Karamon J, Possenti A, Conraths FJ, Romig T, Wysocki P, Mannocci A, Mipatrini D, La Torre G, Boufana B, Casulli A.

Parasit Vectors. 2016 Sep 28;9(1):519.


A Simulation Model to Determine Sensitivity and Timeliness of Surveillance Strategies.

Schulz J, Staubach C, Conraths FJ, Schulz K.

Transbound Emerg Dis. 2017 Dec;64(6):1709-1719. doi: 10.1111/tbed.12558. Epub 2016 Sep 12.


Hunters' acceptability of the surveillance system and alternative surveillance strategies for classical swine fever in wild boar - a participatory approach.

Schulz K, Calba C, Peyre M, Staubach C, Conraths FJ.

BMC Vet Res. 2016 Sep 6;12(1):187. doi: 10.1186/s12917-016-0822-5.


BVD-2 outbreak leads to high losses in cattle farms in Western Germany.

Gethmann J, Homeier T, Holsteg M, Schirrmeier H, Saßerath M, Hoffmann B, Beer M, Conraths FJ.

Heliyon. 2015 Sep 21;1(1):e00019. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2015.e00019. eCollection 2015 Sep.


Comparison of single- and multi-scale models for the prediction of the Culicoides biting midge distribution in Germany.

Lühken R, Gethmann JM, Kranz P, Steffenhagen P, Staubach C, Conraths FJ, Kiel E.

Geospat Health. 2016 May 31;11(2):405. doi: 10.4081/gh.2016.405.


Disease Spread through Animal Movements: A Static and Temporal Network Analysis of Pig Trade in Germany.

Lentz HH, Koher A, Hövel P, Gethmann J, Sauter-Louis C, Selhorst T, Conraths FJ.

PLoS One. 2016 May 6;11(5):e0155196. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155196. eCollection 2016.


Molecular identification of Sarcocystis spp. in foxes (Vulpes vulpes) and raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides) from Germany.

Moré G, Maksimov A, Conraths FJ, Schares G.

Vet Parasitol. 2016 Apr 15;220:9-14. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2016.02.011. Epub 2016 Feb 11.


Nationwide Cross-Sectional Study on Bovine Tuberculosis by Intra Vitam Testing in Germany, 2013-2014.

Menge C, Köhler H, Moser I, Conraths FJ, Homeier T.

Transbound Emerg Dis. 2017 Aug;64(4):1236-1242. doi: 10.1111/tbed.12496. Epub 2016 Mar 17.


Characterization of an IgG monoclonal antibody targeted to both tissue cyst and sporocyst walls of Toxoplasma gondii.

Gondim LF, Wolf A, Vrhovec MG, Pantchev N, Bauer C, Langenmayer MC, Bohne W, Teifke JP, Dubey JP, Conraths FJ, Schares G.

Exp Parasitol. 2016 Apr;163:46-56. doi: 10.1016/j.exppara.2016.01.014. Epub 2016 Feb 4.


Seasonality in the proportions of domestic cats shedding Toxoplasma gondii or Hammondia hammondi oocysts is associated with climatic factors.

Schares G, Ziller M, Herrmann DC, Globokar MV, Pantchev N, Conraths FJ.

Int J Parasitol. 2016 Apr;46(4):263-73. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2015.12.006. Epub 2016 Jan 25.


Naturally acquired bovine besnoitiosis: Differential distribution of parasites in the skin of chronically infected cattle.

Schares G, Langenmayer MC, Majzoub-Altweck M, Scharr JC, Gentile A, Maksimov A, Schares S, Conraths FJ, Gollnick NS.

Vet Parasitol. 2016 Jan 30;216:101-7. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2015.12.016. Epub 2015 Dec 23.


Economic analysis of animal disease outbreaks--BSE and Bluetongue disease as examples.

Gethmann J, Probst C, Sauter-Louis C, Conraths FJ.

Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr. 2015 Nov-Dec;128(11-12):478-82. Review.


Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8 in Germany: Outbreak Investigations.

Conraths FJ, Sauter-Louis C, Globig A, Dietze K, Pannwitz G, Albrecht K, Höreth-Böntgen D, Beer M, Staubach C, Homeier-Bachmann T.

Transbound Emerg Dis. 2016 Feb;63(1):10-3. doi: 10.1111/tbed.12443. Epub 2015 Oct 30.


A comparison of four light traps for collecting Culicoides biting midges.

Probst C, Gethmann JM, Kampen H, Werner D, Conraths FJ.

Parasitol Res. 2015 Dec;114(12):4717-24. doi: 10.1007/s00436-015-4720-8. Epub 2015 Sep 11.


Echinococcus multilocularis: Epidemiology, surveillance and state-of-the-art diagnostics from a veterinary public health perspective.

Conraths FJ, Deplazes P.

Vet Parasitol. 2015 Oct 30;213(3-4):149-61. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2015.07.027. Epub 2015 Jul 31.


[Detection of Coxiella burnetii in dairy cattle bulk tank milk and single tank milk samples by confirmatory testing].

Hilbert A, Andres T, Werner R, Wehr R, Fröhlich A, Conraths FJ, Henning K.

Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr. 2015 Jul-Aug;128(7-8):271-7. German.


Schmallenberg Virus Recurrence, Germany, 2014.

Wernike K, Hoffmann B, Conraths FJ, Beer M.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Jul;21(7):1202-4. doi: 10.3201/eid2107.150180.


Influenza A(H5N8) Virus Similar to Strain in Korea Causing Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Germany.

Harder T, Maurer-Stroh S, Pohlmann A, Starick E, Höreth-Böntgen D, Albrecht K, Pannwitz G, Teifke J, Gunalan V, Lee RT, Sauter-Louis C, Homeier T, Staubach C, Wolf C, Strebelow G, Höper D, Grund C, Conraths FJ, Mettenleiter TC, Beer M.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 May;21(5):860-3. doi: 10.3201/eid2105.141897.


In vitro cultivation of Hammondia heydorni: Generation of tachyzoites, stage conversion into bradyzoites, and evaluation of serologic cross-reaction with Neospora caninum.

Gondim LF, Meyer J, Peters M, Rezende-Gondim MM, Vrhovec MG, Pantchev N, Bauer C, Conraths FJ, Schares G.

Vet Parasitol. 2015 Jun 15;210(3-4):131-40. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2015.03.028. Epub 2015 Apr 8.


[The raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis)--no zoonotic risk for Brandenburg?].

Schwarz S, Sutor A, Mattis R, Conraths FJ.

Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr. 2015 Jan-Feb;128(1-2):34-8. German.


Why German farmers have their animals vaccinated against Bluetongue virus serotype 8: results of a questionnaire survey.

Gethmann J, Zilow V, Probst C, Elbers AR, Conraths FJ.

Vaccine. 2015 Jan 1;33(1):214-21. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.10.025. Epub 2014 Nov 8.


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