First detection of tick-borne "Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis" in Denmark 2011

Mette Ely Fertner, Lars Mølbak, Thomas Peter Boye Pihl, Anders Fomsgaard, Rene Bødker

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEurosurveillance (Online Edition)
    Volume17
    Issue number8
    Pages (from-to)9-11
    ISSN1025-496X
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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