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Detection of tick and tick-borne pathogen in some ports of Inner Mongolia.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate the distribution, composition and situation of natural infection pathogen of tick species in the main ports of Inner Mongolia.

METHODS:

All ticks were collected manually with white cloth, from the grassland and searching for the hosts followed by detection of pathogens, with PCR.

RESULTS:

1313 ticks identified, belonged to 1 family, 4 geniuses and 7 species in the three surveyed areas, with Dermacentor nuttallia distributed in the Ceke, Mandula and Manzhouli bordering ports. 69.08% of the total species were discovered at Port Ceke, with Rhipicephalus pumilio as the predominant one, which accounted for 74.86%. 5 kinds of tick-borne
disease pathogens were detected from ticks in these three bordering ports while only Coxiella burnetii was found at the Port Ceke. In these three ports, the average infection rates of
Lyme disease borrelia, Human babesia microti, Spotted fever group Rickettsia, Coxiella burnetii, Ehrlichiosis were 15.08%, 3.35%, 1.98%, 1.07%, 0.99% respectively. The positive rate of tick infected with Borrelia burgdorferi were 13.56%,22.88%,5.00% in the 3 bordering ports, respectively with significant differences. The positive rates of Babesia microti and Spotted fever group Rickettsia infections were also significantly different among these areas.

CONCLUSION:

The natural infection rates of the above mentioned five kinds of tick-borne pathogens were different in the Ports Ceke, Mandula and Manzhouli.

Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2009 Apr;30(4):365-7. English Abstract

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