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Co-infection with 'Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis' and Borrelia afzelii in an Ixodes ricinus tick that has bitten a human in Romania.

Andersson, Martin LU ; Zaghdoudi-Allan, Nadège; Tamba, Paula; Stefanache, Mircea and Chitimia, Lidia (2014) In Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 5(6). p.706-708
Abstract
Despite the vast importance of ticks as disease vectors, the infectious agents transmitted by ticks are still incompletely known in many areas. Here, we report for the first time the detection of the bacterium 'Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis' in Romania, in an Ixodes ricinus tick obtained from a human. Furthermore, the tick also had a co-infection with Borrelia afzelii. 'Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis' is one of the most recent discoveries of a tick-borne agent, and has been found in human patients in several European countries as well as in China.
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706 - 708
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1877-9603
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10.1016/j.ttbdis.2014.05.013
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  abstract     = {Despite the vast importance of ticks as disease vectors, the infectious agents transmitted by ticks are still incompletely known in many areas. Here, we report for the first time the detection of the bacterium 'Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis' in Romania, in an Ixodes ricinus tick obtained from a human. Furthermore, the tick also had a co-infection with Borrelia afzelii. 'Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis' is one of the most recent discoveries of a tick-borne agent, and has been found in human patients in several European countries as well as in China.},
  author       = {Andersson, Martin and Zaghdoudi-Allan, Nadège and Tamba, Paula and Stefanache, Mircea and Chitimia, Lidia},
  issn         = {1877-9603},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {706--708},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases},
  title        = {Co-infection with 'Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis' and Borrelia afzelii in an Ixodes ricinus tick that has bitten a human in Romania.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2014.05.013},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2014},
}