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Presence of host-seeking Ixodes ricinus and their infection with Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in the Northern Apennines, Italy

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Host-seeking ticks were collected in the Northern Apennines, Italy, by dragging at 35 sites, at altitudes ranging from 680 and 1670 m above sea level (asl), from April to November, in 2010 and 2011. Ixodes ricinus (4431 larvae, 597 nymphs and 12 adults) and Haemaphysalis punctata (11,209 larvae, 313 nymphs, and 25 adults) were the most abundant species, followed by Haemaphysalis sulcata (20 larvae, five nymphs, and 13 adults), Dermacentor marginatus (42 larvae and two adults) and Ixodes hexag...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s10493-016-0030-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Publisher:
Springer International Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Experimental and Applied Acarology Journal website
Volume:
69
Issue:
2
Pages:
167–178
Publication date:
2016-03-10
Acceptance date:
2016-02-28
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ISSN:
1572-9702 and 0168-8162
Pubs id:
pubs:615494
URN:
uri:9f52b94f-40e6-497d-8fc4-c9bee01be73d
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uuid:9f52b94f-40e6-497d-8fc4-c9bee01be73d
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pubs:615494
Paper number:
2

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