This is the first reporting of the tick-borne zoonotic bacterium "Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis" in Denmark. A total of 2,625 Ixodes ricinus ticks from 58 locations in Denmark were collected and analysed for "Ca. Neoehrlichia mikurensis". A nested PCR revealed the presence of the bacterium at three geographically separate locations, which indicates that it is widely established in ticks.
|Journal||Eurosurveillance (Online Edition)|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
Fertner, M. E., Mølbak, L., Pihl, T. P. B., Fomsgaard, A., & Bødker, R. (2012). First detection of tick-borne "Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis" in Denmark 2011. Eurosurveillance (Online Edition), 17(8), 9-11. http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=20096