Zdenek Hubalek


Affiliation: Institute of Vertebrate Biology
Country: Czech Republic


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    Hubalek Z, Halouzka J. Distribution of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato genomic groups in Europe, a review. Eur J Epidemiol. 1997;13:951-7 pubmed
    ..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. ..
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    Hubalek Z. An annotated checklist of pathogenic microorganisms associated with migratory birds. J Wildl Dis. 2004;40:639-59 pubmed
    ..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. ..
  3. Hubálek Z. The North Atlantic Oscillation system and plant phenology. Int J Biometeorol. 2016;60:749-56 pubmed publisher
    ..It was found that local temperature is obviously a proximate factor of plant phenology, while the winter NAO is the ultimate factor, affecting temperature and other meteorological phenomena in Central Europe during spring season. ..
  4. Hubalek Z, Sebesta O, Pesko J, Betášová L, Blažejová H, Venclikova K, et al. Isolation of Tahyna Virus (California Encephalitis Group) From Anopheles hyrcanus (Diptera, Culicidae), a Mosquito Species New to, and Expanding in, Central Europe. J Med Entomol. 2014;51:1264-7 pubmed publisher
    ..An. hyrcanus, feeding preferentially on mammals including humans, may be a new potential vector for TAHV in Europe. ..
  5. Hubalek Z, Rudolf I. Tick-borne viruses in Europe. Parasitol Res. 2012;111:9-36 pubmed publisher
    ..Active search for new tiboviruses or for new, pathogenic variants of the known tiboviruses in Europe should therefore continue. ..
  6. Rosa R, Andreo V, Tagliapietra V, Baráková I, Arnoldi D, Hauffe H, et al. Effect of Climate and Land Use on the Spatio-Temporal Variability of Tick-Borne Bacteria in Europe. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018;15: pubmed publisher
  7. Haviernik J, Stefanik M, Fojtíková M, Kali S, Tordo N, Rudolf I, et al. Arbidol (Umifenovir): A Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Drug That Inhibits Medically Important Arthropod-Borne Flaviviruses. Viruses. 2018;10: pubmed publisher
    ..72 ± 0.19 µM. Antiviral activities and acceptable cytotoxicity profiles suggest that arbidol could be a promising candidate for further investigation as a potential therapeutic agent in selective treatment of flaviviral infections. ..
  8. Rudolf I, Bakonyi T, Šebesta O, Mendel J, Peško J, Betášová L, et al. Co-circulation of Usutu virus and West Nile virus in a reed bed ecosystem. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:520 pubmed publisher
    ..The results indicate that USUV and WNV may co-circulate in a sylvatic cycle in the same habitat, characterised by the presence of water birds and Cx. modestus mosquitoes, serving as hosts and vectors, respectively, for both viruses. ..
  9. Bakonyi T, Gajdon G, Schwing R, Vogl W, Häbich A, Thaller D, et al. Chronic West Nile virus infection in kea (Nestor notabilis). Vet Microbiol. 2016;183:135-9 pubmed publisher
    ..WNV antibodies persisted in the birds, too. Chronic WNV infection in the brain might contribute to the circulation of the virus through oral transmission to predatory birds. ..

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  1. Duscher G, Hodžić A, WEILER M, Vaux A, Rudolf I, Sixl W, et al. First report of Rickettsia raoultii in field collected Dermacentor reticulatus ticks from Austria. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2016;7:720-722 pubmed publisher
    ..The coordinates of the positive locations for tick and pathogen abundance are given and shown in a map. ..
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    Hubalek Z, Rudolf I, Bakonyi T, Kazdová K, Halouzka J, Sebesta O, et al. Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) surveillance for arboviruses in an area endemic for West Nile (Lineage Rabensburg) and Tahyna viruses in Central Europe. J Med Entomol. 2010;47:466-72 pubmed
    ..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...
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    Hubalek Z, Halouzka J, Juricová Z, Sikutová S, Rudolf I. Effect of forest clearing on the abundance of Ixodes ricinus ticks and the prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. Med Vet Entomol. 2006;20:166-72 pubmed
    ..ricinus in the tick (and borrelial) colonization of the cleared part of the forest. ..
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    Hubalek Z. Emmonsiosis of wild rodents and insectivores in Czechland. J Wildl Dis. 1999;35:243-9 pubmed
    ..The frequency of infected mammals also varied according to geographic area, altitude, habitat, and season...
  5. Joó K, Bakonyi T, Szenci O, Sárdi S, Ferenczi E, Barna M, et al. Comparison of assays for the detection of West Nile virus antibodies in equine serum after natural infection or vaccination. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2017;183:1-6 pubmed publisher
    ..HIT cannot be used as a substitute for ELISA or PRNT when detecting IgG, but it proved to be a useful tool in this study to gain statistical information about the tendencies within a fixed population of horses. ..
  6. Kuno G, Mackenzie J, Junglen S, Hubálek Z, Plyusnin A, Gubler D. Vertebrate Reservoirs of Arboviruses: Myth, Synonym of Amplifier, or Reality?. Viruses. 2017;9: pubmed publisher
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    Hubalek Z, Nesvadbova J, Halouzka J. Emmonsiosis of rodents in an agroecosystem. Med Mycol. 1998;36:387-90 pubmed
    ..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...
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    Hubalek Z, Halouzka J. Prevalence rates of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in host-seeking Ixodes ricinus ticks in Europe. Parasitol Res. 1998;84:167-72 pubmed
    ..Some technical problems of these methods are discussed. ..