Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/9008
Title: Pathogens in ticks collected in Israel: II. Bacteria and protozoa found in Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato and Rhipicephalus turanicus
Authors: Mumcuoglu K.Y.
Arslan-Akveran G.
Aydogdu S.
Karasartova D.
Koşar A.
Savci U.
Taylan Özkan, Hikmet Ayşegül
Keywords: Coxiella burnetii
Israel
Leishmania
Rhipicephalus sanguineus s.l.
Rhipicephalus turanicus
Rickettsia
Anaplasma
animal experiment
animal parasitosis
animal tissue
Article
Babesia microti
Coxiella burnetii
dog
domestic animal
endosymbiont
gene amplification
geographic distribution
hedgehog
Hepatozoon canis
host parasite interaction
infection rate
Israel
Leishmania infantum
Meles
nonhuman
nucleotide sequence
parasite identification
parasite incidence
parasite transmission
parasite virulence
pathogen transmission
phylogeny
prevalence
Rhipicephalus sanguineus
Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato
Rhipicephalus turanicus
Rickettsia aeschlimannii
Rickettsia africae
Rickettsia conorii
Rickettsia massiliae
skin examination
tick borne disease
tick infestation
tortoise
vertical transmission
wild animal
animal
Coccidia
Ehrlichia
Ehrlichia canis
epidemiology
genetics
human
Israel
microbiology
Rhipicephalus
Rickettsia
Anaplasma
Animals
Dogs
Ehrlichia
Ehrlichia canis
Eucoccidiida
Humans
Israel
Rhipicephalus
Rhipicephalus sanguineus
Rickettsia
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Elsevier GmbH
Abstract: Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato and Rhipicephalus turanicus are very prevalent in Israel and are known to be vectors of human and animal diseases. The aim of this study was to identify the pathogens found in questing ticks and such parasitizing domestic and wild animals. Ticks were collected from 16 localities in Israel with the flagging technique and by examining dogs, hedgehogs, a badger and a tortoise. Bacterial and protozoal pathogens were analyzed by PCR and sequencing. Overall, 374 R. sanguineus s.l. specimens were collected, out of which 142 by flagging and 132 from six dogs. Rickettsia africae, Rickettsia massiliae, Rickettsia conorii subsp. israelensis, and Anaplasma sp. were identified in ticks collected by flagging, Rickettsia aeschlimannii was found only in specimens collected from dogs, while Ehrlichia sp., Coxiella burnetii, Hepatozoon canis and Leishmania infantum were recorded in ticks collected by flagging and from dogs. Out of 226 specimens of R. turanicus, 124 were collected by flagging, while additional 33 from eight dogs, 64 from seven southern white-breasted hedgehogs (Erinaceus concolor), two from a European badger (Meles meles) and one from a Greek tortoise (Testudo graeca). Out of 65 R. sanguineus s.l. pools 17 (26.2%) had pathogens, while seven of them were positive for one pathogen, and 10 for two pathogens. In 43 R. turanicus pools, R. aeschlimannii R. africae, Rickettsia barbariae, R. massiliae, Anaplasma sp., Ehrlichia sp. and C. burnetii, as well as Babesia microti, B. vogeli, Hepatozoon felis, and L. infantum was detected, while Listeria monocytogenes, Bartonella sp. and Toxoplasma gondii were negative in all R. sanguineus s.l. and R. turanicus pools examined. In conclusion, Babesia microti is reported for the first time in Israel, R. africae, R. aeschlimannii, C. burnetii and L. infantum are reported for the first time in R. sanguineus s.l. and R. turanicus, while H. felis is reported for the first time from R. turanicus in the country. © 2022 Elsevier GmbH
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2022.101986
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/9008
ISSN: 1877-959X
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Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
Temel Tıp Bilimleri Bölümü / Department of Basic Medical Sciences
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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