- Clinical, serological, and molecular evidence of ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis in dogs in Tunisia
Service d Entomologie Médicale, Institut Pasteur de Tunis, 1002 Tunis, Tunisia
Parasitol Res 104:767-74. 2009
..phagocytophilum and Ehrlichia sp. RLB findings were confirmed by sequencing; BLAST search against GenBank revealed high similarity of the sequence of Ehrlichia sp. PCR/RLB amplicons with Anaplasma platys 16S rRNA partial sequence...
- A molecular survey of Theileria and Babesia parasites in cattle, with a note on the distribution of ticks in Tunisia
Service d Entomologie Médicale, Institut Pasteur de Tunis, 1002, Tunis, Tunisia
Parasitol Res 103:435-42. 2008
..annulatus was the most commonly collected species in the sub-humid area (68.5% of ticks collected in this zone)...
- Detection and molecular characterization of Babesia canis vogeli from naturally infected dogs and Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks in Tunisia
Laboratoire d entomologie médicale, Institut Pasteur de Tunis, 1002 Tunis, Tunisia
Vet Parasitol 152:1-7. 2008
..canis vogeli. This is the first report on the detection of DNA belonging to B. canis vogeli in domestic dogs and in R. sanguineus in Tunisia...
- Distribution and ecology of ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) infesting livestock in Tunisia: an overview of eighth years field collections
Laboratoire d entomologie médicale, Institut Pasteur de Tunis, Tunisia
Parassitologia 41:5-10. 1999
..Rhipicephalus sanguineus, tick of dogs, were often collected on livestock. Only few specimens of Hyalomma marginatum rufipes and Hyalomma franchinii were collected...
- Theileria and Babesia parasites in ticks in Tunisia
M ghirbi Youmna, Service d Entomologie Médicale, Institut Pasteur de Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia
Transbound Emerg Dis 57:49-51. 2010
..and 3.6% of ticks harboured both genera. Although, most of the positive ticks harboured a single infection (17%), mixed infections with two, three or four different piroplasm species were also detected (5.7%)...
- [Dichotomous identification keys of ticks (Acari: Ixodidae), livestock parasites in North Africa]
Unité d entomologie médicale, Institut Pasteur de Tunis, Tunisia
Arch Inst Pasteur Tunis 79:43-50. 2002
..For the ticks of the other genera which are represented by only one species, we provide an identification description. Notes on geographical distribution, host and period of activity are provided...
- High prevalence of Borrelia lusitaniae in Ixodes ricinus ticks in Tunisia
, Institut Pasteur, Tunis, Tunisia
Eur J Epidemiol 17:53-6. 2001
..Isolates were identified as B. lusitaniae (15/16) and B. garinii (1/16). These results provide new evidence for the existence of Lyme borreliosis in North Africa...
- Widespread distribution and high prevalence of an alpha-proteobacterial symbiont in the tick Ixodes ricinus
School of Biological Sciences, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Environ Microbiol 8:1280-7. 2006
..To our knowledge, IricES1 is the most widespread and highly prevalent of any tick-associated symbiont...
- The known distribution and ecological preferences of the tick subgenus Boophilus (Acari: Ixodidae) in Africa and Latin America
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Miguel Servet, 177, 50013, Zaragoza, Spain
Exp Appl Acarol 38:219-35. 2006
..decoloratus showed many different demes clearly associated to defined areas. The collections of Latin American B. microplus are very homogeneous according climate preferences and well separated from the African counterpart...
- [Lyme borreliosis situation in North Africa]
Laboratoire de Microbiologie Vétérinaire, groupe Entomologie Médicale, Institut Pasteur de Tunis, BP 74, 1002 Tunis Belvedere, Tunisie
Arch Inst Pasteur Tunis 81:13-20. 2004
..burgdorferi sl in North Africa; however, the impact of LB in the human population seem to be negligible and the seroprevalence of Borrelia in forest workers (considered as population at high risk) in Tunisia is less than 4%...