Second expert consultation on tick-borne diseases with emphasis on Lyme borreliosis and tick-borne encephalitis
Communicable disease threats report, 28 Aug - 3 Sep 2016, week 35
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 28 August - 3 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever and cholera.
Rapid risk assessment: Crimean–Congo haemorrhagic fever in Spain, 9 September 2016
On 31 August 2016 the autonomous Community of Madrid, Spain, reported two cases of infection with Crimean–Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus. This document assesses the risk associated with the occurrence of two cases of Crimean–Congo haemorrhagic fever in Spain.
Communicable disease threats report, 4-10 September 2016, week 36
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 4-10 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever and cholera.
The importance of synanthropic wild birds in distribution of Borrelia spirochetes: analysis of spring collections of Ixodes ricinus ticks feeding on passerine birds in the Czech RepublicArchived
The authors analyse the infestation rate and the Borrelia prevalence of passerine birds and questing ticks on two sites at two different seasons.
Discovery of Dermacentor reticulatus (Acari: Amblyommidae) populations in the Lubuskie Province (Western Poland)Archived
Experimental and Applied Acarology 2011 Jan 12; [Epub ahead of print]The distribution of the meadow tick, Dermacentor reticulatus (Fabricius) is divided into two separate areas-Western Europe and Eastern (Russian).
Argas (Persicargas) persicus (Oken, 1818) (Ixodida: Argasidae) in Sicily with considerations about its Italian and West-Mediterranean distributionArchived
Recently, in the province of Trapani (Western Sicily), some overwintering specimens of the argasid tick Argas (Persicargas) persicus (Oken, 1818) were observed and collected. Morphological and genetic analysis were utilized in order to reach a definitive identification.
Differences in Questing Tick Species Distribution between Atlantic and Continental Climate Regions in SpainArchived
Climate and vegetation in Spain vary from north to south, affecting tick distribution and consequently the presence of tick-borne diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate throughout a 2-yr study the distribution of the different exophilic questing tick species present in 18 areas: eight located in central and 10 in northern Spain.
The hard-tick fauna of mainland Portugal (Acari: Ixodidae): an update on geographical distribution and known associations with hosts and pathogensArchived
This work is an updated revision of the available information on Portuguese ixodid tick species. It includes data on tick biology, ecology, taxonomy and host/pathogen-associations.
Prevalence, distribution and risk associated with tick infestation of dogs in Great BritainArchived
Current concerns over the potential impacts of climate change and the increased movement between countries of people and companion animals on the distribution of ectoparasites, highlight the need for accurate understanding of existing prevalence patterns.