European Journal of Epidemiology

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 263–266

Detection of Coxiella burnetii in ticks collected in Slovakia and Hungary

  • Eva Špitalská
  • Elena Kocianová

DOI: 10.1023/A:1023330222657

Cite this article as:
Špitalská, E. & Kocianová, E. Eur J Epidemiol (2003) 18: 263. doi:10.1023/A:1023330222657


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) 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eva Špitalská
    • 1
  • Elena Kocianová
    • 1
  1. 1.Slovak Academy of ScienceInstitute of VirologySlovak Republic

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