Presence of potentially pathogenic Babesia sp for human in Ixodes ricinus in Switzerland
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Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine
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We have designed and performed a new PCR method based on the 18S rRNA in order to individuate the presence and the identity of Babesia parasites. Out of H 59 Ixodes ricinus (Acari: Ixodidae) ticks collected in four areas of Switzerland, nine were found to contain Babesia DNA. Sequencing of the short amplicon obtained (411 452 bp) allowed the identification of three human pathogenic species: Babesia microti, B. divergens, for the first time in Switzerland, Babesia sp. EU1. We also report coinfections with B. sp. EU1-Borrelia burgdoferi sensu stricto and Babesia sp. EU1-B. afzelii.
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