- Development and validation of a PCR-RFLP test to identify African Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) ticksLaetitia Lempereur
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Animal Health, Nationalestraat 155, B 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Acta Trop 114:55-8. 2010..The tool developed is simple, fast, reliable and reproducible; hence it can be routinely applied for species identification...
- First molecular evidence of potentially zoonotic Babesia microti and Babesia sp. EU1 in Ixodes ricinus ticks in BelgiumLaetitia Lempereur
Laboratory of Parasitology and Pathology of Parasitic Diseases, Department of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 11:125-30. 2011..Coinfection with Ba. microti and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto also was demonstrated. In addition, this study clearly demonstrates that inhibitors of polymerase chain reaction amplification are present in engorged ticks...
- Wild cervids are host for tick vectors of babesia species with zoonotic capability in BelgiumLaetitia Lempereur
Laboratory of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 12:275-80. 2012..7% (95% CI 1.8,3.9%). Knowledge of the most common reservoir source for transmission of zoonotic Babesia spp. will be useful for models assessing the risk potential of this infection to humans...
- Ticks and associated pathogens collected from dogs and cats in BelgiumEdwin Claerebout
Laboratory of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
Parasit Vectors 6:183. 2013..are vectors of pathogens causing babesiosis, borreliosis, anaplasmosis, rickettsiosis and TBEV...
- Longitudinal field study on bovine Babesia spp. and Anaplasma phagocytophilum infections during a grazing season in BelgiumLaetitia Lempereur
Laboratory of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, Department of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liege, 4000 Liege, Belgium
Parasitol Res 110:1525-30. 2012..Increasing cervid populations and comorbidity could play an import role in the epidemiology of these tick-borne diseases...