publication . Doctoral thesis . 2016

(Arbo)viruses in high European Arctic

ELSTEROVÁ, Jana;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Country: Czech Republic
Abstract
Since an ongoing climate change covers strongly the polar areas. Higher temperatures and related climate parameters bring the emergence of new parasites and their pathogens to higher latitudes. This may influence zoonotic diseases including arthropod-transmitted diseases. The tick species Ixodes uriae, parasitizing seabirds in the Arctic, may transmit many pathogens including various arboviruses, Borrelia spirochetes and Babesia apicomplexans. In the study we diagnosed 89 individuals of seabird tick Ixodes uriae and searched for arthropod-borne viruses from the genera Flavivirus, Alphavirus, Orthobunyavirus, Phlebovirus and Orbivirus using genus-specific primers...
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Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
free text keywords: Arbovirus; Tick-borne pathogen; Ixodes uriae; Arctic; Polar Areas
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