I Christova

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Clinical and epidemiological features of Lyme borreliosis in Bulgaria
    Iva Christova
    National Reference Laboratory for Lyme Borreliosis, Department of Microbiology, National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 116:42-6. 2004
  2. pmc Environmental correlates of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever incidence in Bulgaria
    Fenicia M Vescio
    Division of Epidemiology, MIPI Department of Infectious Diseases, National Public Health Institute, Rome, Italy
    BMC Public Health 12:1116. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever as causes of acute undifferentiated febrile illness in Bulgaria
    Iva Christova
    National Reference Tick borne Infections Laboratory, National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 13:188-92. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of infection with Francisella tularensis, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in rodents from an endemic focus of tularemia in Bulgaria
    Iva Christova
    National Reference Laboratory for Lyme Borreliosis, Department of Microbiology, National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Sofia 1504, Bulgaria
    Ann Agric Environ Med 12:149-52. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Tularaemia outbreak in Bulgaria
    Iva Christova
    Department of Microbiology, National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Scand J Infect Dis 36:785-9. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Human leptospirosis in Bulgaria, 1989-2001: epidemiological, clinical, and serological features
    Iva Christova
    National Reference Laboratory for Leptospirosis, Department of Microbiology, National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Scand J Infect Dis 35:869-72. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, immunofluorescent assay, and recombinant immunoblotting in the serodiagnosis of early Lyme borreliosis
    I Christova
    Microbiology Department, National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 16:261-8. 2003
  8. pmc High prevalence of granulocytic Ehrlichiae and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in Ixodes ricinus ticks from Bulgaria
    I Christova
    Department of Microbiology, National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Sofia, Bulgaria
    J Clin Microbiol 39:4172-4. 2001
  9. doi request reprint Cross-reaction between Yersinia outer membrane proteins and anti-Borrelia antibodies in sera of patients with Lyme disease
    E Golkocheva-Markova
    Department of Pathogenic Bacteria, The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Clin Microbiol Infect 14:873-5. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Identification of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, Anaplasma and Ehrlichia species, and spotted fever group Rickettsiae in ticks from Southeastern Europe
    I Christova
    Department of Microbiology, National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Boulevard Yanko Sakazov 26, 1504 Sofia, Bulgaria
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 22:535-42. 2003

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  1. ncbi request reprint Clinical and epidemiological features of Lyme borreliosis in Bulgaria
    Iva Christova
    National Reference Laboratory for Lyme Borreliosis, Department of Microbiology, National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 116:42-6. 2004
    ..Data on disease expression and epidemiological characteristics of Lyme borreliosis in south-eastern Europe are scarce...
  2. pmc Environmental correlates of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever incidence in Bulgaria
    Fenicia M Vescio
    Division of Epidemiology, MIPI Department of Infectious Diseases, National Public Health Institute, Rome, Italy
    BMC Public Health 12:1116. 2012
    ..or through contact with blood/tissues from infected people or animals. CCHF is endemic in the Balkan area, including Bulgaria, where it causes both sporadic cases and community outbreaks...
  3. doi request reprint Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever as causes of acute undifferentiated febrile illness in Bulgaria
    Iva Christova
    National Reference Tick borne Infections Laboratory, National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 13:188-92. 2013
    ..Physicians must be aware of possible viral hemorrhagic fever cases, even if hemorrhages or renal impairment are not manifested...
  4. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of infection with Francisella tularensis, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in rodents from an endemic focus of tularemia in Bulgaria
    Iva Christova
    National Reference Laboratory for Lyme Borreliosis, Department of Microbiology, National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Sofia 1504, Bulgaria
    Ann Agric Environ Med 12:149-52. 2005
    ..The high level of coinfections indicated that the endemic focus is mixed and generates risk for multiple infections in humans. Further investigations are needed to reveal interactions between the pathogens in the infected animals...
  5. ncbi request reprint Tularaemia outbreak in Bulgaria
    Iva Christova
    Department of Microbiology, National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Scand J Infect Dis 36:785-9. 2004
    ..The high prevalence of the oropharyngeal form of tularaemia supported the assumption that humans contracted the infection by alimentary route...
  6. ncbi request reprint Human leptospirosis in Bulgaria, 1989-2001: epidemiological, clinical, and serological features
    Iva Christova
    National Reference Laboratory for Leptospirosis, Department of Microbiology, National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Scand J Infect Dis 35:869-72. 2003
    ..Knowledge of epidemiological, clinical, and serological features of leptospirosis in Bulgaria during the 13-year study period is an appropriate base to outline measures for successful prevention and early diagnosis of the disease...
  7. ncbi request reprint Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, immunofluorescent assay, and recombinant immunoblotting in the serodiagnosis of early Lyme borreliosis
    I Christova
    Microbiology Department, National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 16:261-8. 2003
    ..burgdorferi antibodies. An additional examination of ELISA borderline sera by immunoblot revealed more positive results. Serum reactivity to a single OspC antigen seems to be a sufficient criterion for positive IgM immunoblot...
  8. pmc High prevalence of granulocytic Ehrlichiae and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in Ixodes ricinus ticks from Bulgaria
    I Christova
    Department of Microbiology, National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Sofia, Bulgaria
    J Clin Microbiol 39:4172-4. 2001
    ..Coinfections and dual or triple Borrelia infections were frequent, although Ehrlichia phagocytophila heterogeneity was minimal. Multiple tick-borne bacteria coexist in I. ricinus ticks in southeastern Europe...
  9. doi request reprint Cross-reaction between Yersinia outer membrane proteins and anti-Borrelia antibodies in sera of patients with Lyme disease
    E Golkocheva-Markova
    Department of Pathogenic Bacteria, The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Clin Microbiol Infect 14:873-5. 2008
    ..For IgM, no cross-reaction was detected. Owing to cross-reactivity with Borrelia, the diagnosis of Yersinia-triggered reactive arthritis should be based on a combination of serological and clinical findings...
  10. ncbi request reprint Identification of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, Anaplasma and Ehrlichia species, and spotted fever group Rickettsiae in ticks from Southeastern Europe
    I Christova
    Department of Microbiology, National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Boulevard Yanko Sakazov 26, 1504 Sofia, Bulgaria
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 22:535-42. 2003
    ..Furthermore, the results suggest that there is a considerable chance for simultaneous transmission of tick-borne pathogens to human beings...
  11. ncbi request reprint Serum cobalt in children with essential hypertension
    G Nicoloff
    Department of Biology and Pathological Physiology, University School of Medicine, 5800 Pleven, Bulgaria
    Am J Hum Biol 18:798-805. 2006
    ..This is the first study of serum cobalt in children with essential hypertension...
  12. pmc Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Bulgaria
    Anna Papa
    WHO Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Arboviruses and Haemorrhagic Fever Viruses at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1465-7. 2004
    ..We report the epidemiologic characteristics of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Bulgaria, as well as the first genetic characterization of the virus strains circulating in the country in 2002 to 2003 that caused disease in humans...
  13. ncbi request reprint Cloning and expression of recombinant flagellar protein flaB from Borrelia burgdorferi
    Milena Lesseva
    Laboratory of Yeast Molecular Genetics, Institute of Molecular Biology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Folia Med (Plovdiv) 49:58-62. 2007
    ..One of the immunodominant Borrelia antigens that elicit a strong and early immune response is FlaB, making it appropriate for recombinant protein based serological diagnostic tests...