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European Journal of Epidemiology

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 263-266

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Detection of Coxiella burnetii in ticks collected in Slovakia and Hungary

  • Eva ŠpitalskáAffiliated withSlovak Academy of Science, Institute of Virology
  • , Elena KocianováAffiliated withSlovak Academy of Science, Institute of Virology

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Abstract

A total of 235 adult ticks collected from vegetation in Slovakia and Hungary in 1998–2000 were tested for Coxiella burnetii by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP). C. burnetii was identified in six ticks of Ixodes ricinus, Dermacentor marginatus, and Haemaphysalis concinna species.

Coxiella burnetii Dermacentor marginatus Haemaphysalis concinna Ixodes ricinus Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP)