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- Linden, Annick, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- BMC veterinary research 2014 v.10 no.1 pp. 884
- Anaplasma phagocytophilum; DNA; Sus scrofa; bacteria; boars; disease reservoirs; humans; monitoring; pathogens; polymerase chain reaction; ribosomal RNA; spleen; ticks; wild boars; Belgium
- ... BACKGROUND: Anaplasma phagocytophilum is a tick-borne pathogen of veterinary and human importance. Both ticks as vectors and vertebrates as reservoir hosts are essential for the cycle maintenance of this bacterium. Currently, the whole range of animal species reservoirs for A. phagocytophilum in natural environment is still unknown. Therefore, the aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence o ...
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