Zdenek Hubalek

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Affiliation: Institute of Vertebrate Biology
Country: Czech Republic

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Epidemiology of lyme borreliosis
    Zdenek Hubalek
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic
    Curr Probl Dermatol 37:31-50. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of borreliae in ixodid ticks from a floodplain forest ecosystem
    Zdenek Hubalek
    Medical Zoology Laboratory, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Valtice, Czech Republic
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 115:121-4. 2003
  3. doi request reprint Tick-borne viruses in Europe
    Zdenek Hubalek
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, v v i, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Květná 8, 60365, Brno, Czech Republic
    Parasitol Res 111:9-36. 2012
  4. pmc Variable spikes in tick-borne encephalitis incidence in 2006 independent of variable tick abundance but related to weather
    Sarah E Randolph
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS, UK
    Parasit Vectors 1:44. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal surveillance of the tick Ixodes ricinus for borreliae
    Z Hubalek
    Medical Zoology Laboratory, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Valtice, Czech Republic
    Med Vet Entomol 17:46-51. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Protectants used in the cryopreservation of microorganisms
    Zdenek Hubalek
    Medical Zoology Laboratory, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Klasterni 2, CZ 69142 Valtice, Czech Republic
    Cryobiology 46:205-29. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint West Nile virus investigations in South Moravia, Czechland
    Z Hubalek
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Department of Medical Zoology, Valtice, Czech Republic
    Viral Immunol 13:427-33. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Borreliae in Ixodes ricinus ticks feeding on humans
    Z Hubalek
    Medical Zoology Laboratory, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Valtice, Czech Republic
    Med Vet Entomol 18:228-31. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint [Antibodies against mosquito-born viruses in human population of an area of Central Bohemia affected by the flood of 2002]
    Z Hubalek
    Ustav biologie obratlovců AV CR Brno oddelení medicínské zoologie Valtice
    Epidemiol Mikrobiol Imunol 53:112-20. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint An annotated checklist of pathogenic microorganisms associated with migratory birds
    Zdenek Hubalek
    Medical Zoology Laboratory, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Klasterni 2, CZ 69142 Valtice, Czech Republic
    J Wildl Dis 40:639-59. 2004

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Publications44

  1. doi request reprint Epidemiology of lyme borreliosis
    Zdenek Hubalek
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic
    Curr Probl Dermatol 37:31-50. 2009
    ..This chapter finishes by recommending a more thorough epidemiological surveillance for LB, including morbidity notification in some additional countries where it has not yet been fully implemented...
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of borreliae in ixodid ticks from a floodplain forest ecosystem
    Zdenek Hubalek
    Medical Zoology Laboratory, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Valtice, Czech Republic
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 115:121-4. 2003
    ..ricinus. Moreover, Trypanosoma/Crithidia sp. protozoa and Dipetalonema rugosicauda nematodes were detected in 0.4% and 1.0%, respectively, of all I. ricinus...
  3. doi request reprint Tick-borne viruses in Europe
    Zdenek Hubalek
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, v v i, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Květná 8, 60365, Brno, Czech Republic
    Parasitol Res 111:9-36. 2012
    ..Active search for new tiboviruses or for new, pathogenic variants of the known tiboviruses in Europe should therefore continue...
  4. pmc Variable spikes in tick-borne encephalitis incidence in 2006 independent of variable tick abundance but related to weather
    Sarah E Randolph
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS, UK
    Parasit Vectors 1:44. 2008
    ..In this study we examine the possible causes of the sudden increase in disease: more abundant infected ticks and/or increased exposure due to human behaviour, both in response to the weather...
  5. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal surveillance of the tick Ixodes ricinus for borreliae
    Z Hubalek
    Medical Zoology Laboratory, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Valtice, Czech Republic
    Med Vet Entomol 17:46-51. 2003
    ..ricinus ticks, is feasible. The infection rate in I. ricinus correlated significantly with the North Atlantic Oscillation winter index of the last year (in nymphs) or of the year before last (in adults)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Protectants used in the cryopreservation of microorganisms
    Zdenek Hubalek
    Medical Zoology Laboratory, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Klasterni 2, CZ 69142 Valtice, Czech Republic
    Cryobiology 46:205-29. 2003
    ..This review aims to provide a summary of the main experimental findings with a wide range of additives and organisms. A brief discussion of mechanisms of CPA action is also included...
  7. ncbi request reprint West Nile virus investigations in South Moravia, Czechland
    Z Hubalek
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Department of Medical Zoology, Valtice, Czech Republic
    Viral Immunol 13:427-33. 2000
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Borreliae in Ixodes ricinus ticks feeding on humans
    Z Hubalek
    Medical Zoology Laboratory, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Valtice, Czech Republic
    Med Vet Entomol 18:228-31. 2004
    ..During the year, the highest numbers and proportions of infected nymphal and female ticks were taken from humans in June. Detection of borreliae in the ticks feeding on humans might be helpful in the prophylaxis of Lyme borreliosis...
  9. ncbi request reprint [Antibodies against mosquito-born viruses in human population of an area of Central Bohemia affected by the flood of 2002]
    Z Hubalek
    Ustav biologie obratlovců AV CR Brno oddelení medicínské zoologie Valtice
    Epidemiol Mikrobiol Imunol 53:112-20. 2004
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint An annotated checklist of pathogenic microorganisms associated with migratory birds
    Zdenek Hubalek
    Medical Zoology Laboratory, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Klasterni 2, CZ 69142 Valtice, Czech Republic
    J Wildl Dis 40:639-59. 2004
    ..The efficiency of dispersal of pathogenic microorganisms depends on a wide variety of biotic and abiotic factors affecting the survival of the agent in, or disappearance from, a habitat or ecosystem in a new geographic area...
  11. ncbi request reprint [Borrelia in ticks biting humans and prevention of Lyme borreliosis]
    Z Hubalek
    Oddĕlení medicínské zoologie, Ustav biologie obratlovců AV CR, Valtice
    Epidemiol Mikrobiol Imunol 52:13-7. 2003
    ..The detection of borreliae in a human-biting tick is an important step that enables the general practitioner to prescribe prophylactic antimicrobial treatment and to reduce significantly the risk of Lyme disease in the patient...
  12. ncbi request reprint Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) surveillance for arboviruses in an area endemic for West Nile (Lineage Rabensburg) and Tahyna viruses in Central Europe
    Z Hubalek
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Department of Medical Zoology, Klasterni 2, CZ 69142 Valtice, Czech Republic
    J Med Entomol 47:466-72. 2010
    ..This species feeds mostly on mammals including man; this raises the question whether this virus lineage is not adapted to an alternative mosquito-mammal cycle in the South-Moravian natural focus...
  13. ncbi request reprint European experience with the West Nile virus ecology and epidemiology: could it be relevant for the New World?
    Z Hubalek
    Laboratory of Medical Zoology, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Valtice, Czech Republic
    Viral Immunol 13:415-26. 2000
    ..For that purpose a commercially available, cross-protective vaccine against Japanese encephalitis could be used...
  14. ncbi request reprint Distribution of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato genomic groups in Europe, a review
    Z Hubalek
    Institute of Landscape Ecology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno
    Eur J Epidemiol 13:951-7. 1997
    ..The remaining genomic groups, i.e. B. valaisiana (85 records) and B. lusitaniae (7 records) have only been isolated from, or detected in, Ixodes ricinus ticks in a few European countries...
  15. ncbi request reprint Investigation of haematophagous arthropods for borreliae--summarized data, 1988-1996
    Z Hubalek
    Institute of Landscape Ecology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic
    Folia Parasitol (Praha) 45:67-72. 1998
    ..ricinus (4 Borrelia garinii Baranton et al., 1 B. afzelii Canica et al. and 1 B. lusitaniae Le Fleche et al.), 1 strain from A. vexans (B. afzelii), 2 strains from C. agyrtes (B. afzelii), and 3 strains from host rodents (B. afzelii)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prevalence rates of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in host-seeking Ixodes ricinus ticks in Europe
    Z Hubalek
    Institute of Landscape Ecology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Valtice, Czech Republic
    Parasitol Res 84:167-72. 1998
    ..Some technical problems of these methods are discussed...
  17. ncbi request reprint Selective isolation of Pseudomonas stutzeri from vertebrate faeces on Rambach agar
    Z Hubalek
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic
    Zentralbl Bakteriol 288:343-9. 1998
    ..The overall isolation rate was 4.5% in birds (12.6% in house sparrows) and 15.8% in rodents. The procedure can be useful for the isolation of P. stutzeri in clinical and environmental studies...
  18. ncbi request reprint Emmonsiosis of rodents in an agroecosystem
    Z Hubalek
    Laboratory of Medical Zoology, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
    Med Mycol 36:387-90. 1998
    ..4% vs. 18.5%, respectively). The difference in the infection rate between the two habitats of the agroecosystem could be caused or affected by land use and farming technology...
  19. ncbi request reprint Emmonsiosis of wild rodents and insectivores in Czechland
    Z Hubalek
    Department of Medical Zoology, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
    J Wildl Dis 35:243-9. 1999
    ..The frequency of infected mammals also varied according to geographic area, altitude, habitat, and season...
  20. pmc West Nile fever--a reemerging mosquito-borne viral disease in Europe
    Z Hubalek
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
    Emerg Infect Dis 5:643-50. 1999
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint [Surveillance of mosquito-borne viruses in Breclav after the flood of 1997]
    Z Hubalek
    Oddĕlení medicínské zoologie, Ustav biologie obratlovců AV CR, Brno
    Epidemiol Mikrobiol Imunol 48:91-6. 1999
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Effect of forest clearing on the abundance of Ixodes ricinus ticks and the prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi s.l
    Z Hubalek
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
    Med Vet Entomol 20:166-72. 2006
    ..ricinus in the tick (and borrelial) colonization of the cleared part of the forest...
  23. pmc Mosquitoborne viruses, Czech Republic, 2002
    Zdenek Hubalek
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology ASCR, Brno, Czech Republic
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:116-8. 2005
    ..Antibodies were detected against Tahyna (16%), Sindbis (1%), and Batai (0.2%) viruses, but not West Nile virus. An examination of paired serum samples showed 1 Tahyna bunyavirus (California group) infection...
  24. ncbi request reprint Detection of Anaplasma dna in Ixodes ricinus ticks: pitfalls
    Silvie Sikutová
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Květná 8, 603 65 Brno, Czech Republic
    Folia Parasitol (Praha) 54:310-2. 2007
    ..The results indicate a need for care in interpretation of Anaplasma PCR results and for PCR optimization for detecting A. phagocytophilum in ticks...
  25. doi request reprint Serological survey of domestic animals for tick-borne encephalitis and Bhanja viruses in northeastern Hungary
    Silvie Sikutová
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, v v i, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Medical Zoology Laboratory, Květná 8, Brno 60365, Czech Republic
    Vet Microbiol 135:267-71. 2009
    ..Natural foci of tick-borne encephalitis are obviously present in northeastern Hungary. On the other hand, no antibodies neutralizing BHAV were detected in the domestic animals...
  26. doi request reprint Serologic survey of potential vertebrate hosts for West Nile virus in Poland
    Zdenek Hubalek
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
    Viral Immunol 21:247-53. 2008
    ..In addition, one black-headed gull (Larus ridibundus) had neutralizing antibodies for the Usutu Flavivirus, the first case recorded in Poland...
  27. doi request reprint Serological examination of songbirds (Passeriformes) for mosquito-borne viruses Sindbis, Tahyna, and Batai in a south Moravian wetland (Czech Republic)
    Z Juricová
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 9:295-9. 2009
    ..7%, TAHV 14.0%, and BATV 6.8%. The survey indicates circulation of mosquito-borne viruses TAHV and BATV and very low, if any, SINV activity in the area...
  28. ncbi request reprint Babesia microti (Piroplasmida: Babesiidae) in nymphal Ixodes ricinus (Acari: Ixodidae) in the Czech Republic
    Ivo Rudolf
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic
    Folia Parasitol (Praha) 52:274-6. 2005
    ..5%. Sequence analysis of the PCR products confirmed their 100% homology with that of B. microti. The study represents the first evidence of B. microti in ixodid ticks in the Czech Republic...
  29. doi request reprint Mosquito-borne viruses in Europe
    Zdenek Hubalek
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Květná 8, 60365, Brno, Czech Republic
    Parasitol Res 103:S29-43. 2008
    ..A surveillance for moboviruses and the diseases they cause in Europe is recommendable, because the cases may often pass unnoticed or misdiagnosed not only in free-living vertebrates but also in domestic animals and even in humans...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effect of the salivary gland and midgut extracts from Ixodes ricinus and Dermacentor reticulatus (Acari: Ixodidae) on the growth of Borrelia garinii in vitro
    Ivo Rudolf
    Medical Zoology Laboratory, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Květná 8, 603 65 Brno, Czech Republic
    Folia Parasitol (Praha) 50:159-60. 2003
  31. doi request reprint Serologic survey of birds for West Nile flavivirus in southern Moravia (Czech Republic)
    Z Hubalek
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 8:659-66. 2008
    ..In conclusion, 13 (3.3%) of 391 wild birds had specific antibodies to WNV. The results indicate that WNV activity in southern Moravia was limited during 2004-2006...
  32. ncbi request reprint A serologic survey for some bacterial and viral zoonoses in game animals in the Czech Republic
    Z Hubalek
    Academy of Sciences, Institute of Systematic and Ecological Biology, Brno, Czech Republic
    J Wildl Dis 29:604-7. 1993
    ..We propose that these mammals may play a role in maintaining natural foci of Q-fever, Tahyna fever and Calovo virus infection...
  33. ncbi request reprint Host-seeking activity of ixodid ticks in relation to weather variables
    Zdenek Hubalek
    Medical Zoology Laboratory, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Klasterni 2, CZ 69142 Valtice, Czech Republic
    J Vector Ecol 28:159-65. 2003
    ..ricinus), 39% (H. concinna), and 35% (D. reticulatus) of the variance...
  34. doi request reprint Salivary gland extract from engorged Ixodes ricinus (Acari: Ixodidae) stimulates in vitro growth of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato
    Ivo Rudolf
    Medical Zoology Laboratory, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, vvi, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic
    J Basic Microbiol 50:294-8. 2010
    ..Salivary gland extract derived from I. ricinus stimulated markedly the growth of three genomic species of borreliae. The results confirm a substantial role of salivary glands in the mechanism of pathogen transmission to vertebrate host...
  35. ncbi request reprint Emmonsiosis of subterranean rodents (Bathyergidae, Spalacidae) in Africa and Israel
    Z Hubalek
    Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Vertebrate Biology Kvetná 8, CZ 60365 Brno, Czech Republic
    Med Mycol 43:691-7. 2005
    ..We suggest that factors contributing to the striking difference in prevalence of emmonsiosis between the two African mole-rat genera (Cryptomys, Heliophobius) may be their differing burrow types, burrow longevity, and social lives...
  36. ncbi request reprint North Atlantic weather oscillation and human infectious diseases in the Czech Republic, 1951-2003
    Zdenek Hubalek
    Medical Zoology Laboratory, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
    Eur J Epidemiol 20:263-70. 2005
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Serologic survey of humans for flavivirus West Nile in Southern Moravia (Czech Republic)
    Zdenek Hubalek
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
    Cent Eur J Public Health 19:131-3. 2011
    ..5% positive), with the titres of 1:64, 1:32, and 1:32, respectively. All the three sera were negative for antibody to tick-borne encephalitis virus. The results indicate that activity of WNV in southern Moravia was very low before 1990...
  38. pmc Increasing incidence of Geomyces destructans fungus in bats from the Czech Republic and Slovakia
    Natalia Martinkova
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic
    PLoS ONE 5:e13853. 2010
    ..In Europe, G. destructans was first identified in France in 2009. Its distribution, infection dynamics, and effects on hibernating bats in Europe are largely unknown...
  39. doi request reprint Serologic survey of the wild boar (Sus scrofa) for Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato
    Z Juricová
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 9:479-82. 2009
    ..The study also reviews the importance of wild boar in Lyme borreliosis (LB) ecology. Wild boar serology may provide another means of surveillance of endemic areas of LB...
  40. doi request reprint Presence of the mosquito Anopheles hyrcanus in South Moravia, Czech Republic
    O Sebesta
    Department of Medical Zoology, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic ASCR, Brno, Czech Republic
    Med Vet Entomol 23:284-6. 2009
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Import of West Nile virus infection in the Czech Republic
    Zdenek Hubalek
    Medical Zoology Laboratory, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:323-4. 2006
    ..Nine similar cases of WNF import from the USA have already been reported in other European countries - France, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Germany...
  42. doi request reprint 16S rRNA gene-based identification of cultured bacterial flora from host-seeking Ixodes ricinus, Dermacentor reticulatus and Haemaphysalis concinna ticks, vectors of vertebrate pathogens
    I Rudolf
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 603 65, Brno, Czech Republic
    Folia Microbiol (Praha) 54:419-28. 2009
    ..and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. Data on cultivable microbial diversity in Eurasian tick species D. reticulatus and H. concinna are given, along with the extension of present knowledge concerning bacterial flora of I. ricinus...
  43. ncbi request reprint Brucellosis of the common vole (Microtus arvalis)
    Z Hubalek
    Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 7:679-87. 2007
    ..and not by Ochrobactrum intermedium. The study demonstrates the limitations of commercial biochemical test systems in accurately differentiating among Ochrobactrum and Brucella...
  44. ncbi request reprint [Neglected arthropod-borne viral infections in the Czech Republic]
    I Rudolf
    Ustav biologie obratlovců AV CR, v v i, Brno
    Epidemiol Mikrobiol Imunol 57:80-9. 2008
    ..These arboviruses can cause febrile illness to aseptic (meningo)encephalitis of unclear etiology. The review points out the possible emergence of these neglected arboviruses in the foreseeable future and provides diagnostic guidance...