publication . Doctoral thesis . 2016

The wild life of tick-borne pathogens

Tim R. Hofmeester;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Wageningen University
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
<p>Diseases that are transmitted by arthropod vectors from animal hosts to humans – so called zoonotic vector-borne diseases – have increased in incidence in the last decades. In North America and Europe, tick-borne pathogens cause the majority of vector-borne diseases, including Lyme borreliosis and tick-borne encephalitis. The pathogens causing these diseases are transmitted by tick species within the <em>Ixodes ricinus </em>complex. These are generalist ticks that have a multi-year lifecycle with three active stages, larva, nymph and adult. Each stage passively waits for a vertebrate host by questing in the vegetation. Once a host is encountered these ticks f...
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Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseasesbacterial infections and mycoses
free text keywords: ixodes ricinus, metastigmata, levenscyclus, ziekten overgebracht door teken, vectoren, ziekten, zoogdieren, vogels, gastheren (dieren, mensen, planten), populatie-ecologie, tekenbesmettingen, gastheer parasiet relaties, Arachnida, Medische entomologie, life cycle, tickborne diseases, disease vectors, mammals, birds, hosts, population ecology, tick infestations, host parasite relationships, Medical Entomology, vectoren, ziekten, gastheren (dieren, mensen, planten), Tick, biology.organism_classification, biology, Borrelia miyamotoi, Generalist and specialist species, Species diversity, Human granulocytic anaplasmosis, medicine.disease, medicine, Roe deer, biology.animal, Ecology, Species richness
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7. No Support for a Dilution Effect of Host Species Richness on Tick-borne Disease Risk in Europe...............119

8. Synthesis: From Biodiversity to Behaviour of Specific Species in Disease Ecology ..................................143 Samenvatting ................................................................................................ 197 Affiliation of Co-authors ................................................................................ 207 PE&RC Training and Education Statement ................................................. 221

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