Ixodes ricinus as a potential vector of Toxoplasma gondii

Jacek Sroka 1, Jolanta Chmielewska-Badora 2, Jacek Dutkiewicz 2
1 - Department of Occupational Biohazards, Institute of Agricultural Medicine, Lublin, Poland
2 -
Ann Agric Environ Med
2003; 10 (1):
ICID: 13845
Article type: Original article
 
  Department of Occupational Biohazards, Institute of Agricultural Medicine, Lublin, Poland

The presence of Toxoplasma gondii DNA was detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test in 2 out of 92 Ixodes ricinus ticks (2.8%) collected in the woodlands of eastern Poland. This suggests that ticks of this species may be involved in the spread of toxoplasmosis under natural conditions.
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