Detection of Ehrlichia phagocytophila DNA in Ixodes ricinus ticks from areas in Switzerland where tick-borne fever is endemic

Nicola Pusterla, J. B. Huder, H. Lutz, U. Braun

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A total of 1,523 adult Ixodes ricinus ticks were collected from regions where bovine ehrlichiosis is endemic and were examined for Ehrlichia phagocytophila via PCR. Of the ticks from cattle with ehrlichiosis, the ticks from healthy cattle, and the free-living ticks, 26.5% (18 of 68), 4.4% (35 of 802), and 0.8% (5 of 653), respectively, were positive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2735-2736
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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