Affiliation: Friedrich Schiller University
Hildebrandt A, Franke J, Schmoock G, Pauliks K, Kramer A, Straube E. Diversity and coexistence of tick-borne pathogens in central Germany. J Med Entomol. 2011;48:651-5 pubmed
Hildebrandt A, Hunfeld K, Baier M, Krumbholz A, Sachse S, Lorenzen T, et al
. First confirmed autochthonous case of human Babesia microti infection in Europe. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2007;26:595-601 pubmed
..Neither the patient nor the positively tested blood donor had travelled to North America or Asia. Therefore, this is the first confirmed autochthonous human infection in Europe. ..
Hildebrandt A, Kramer A, Sachse S, Straube E. Detection of Rickettsia spp. and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Ixodes ricinus ticks in a region of Middle Germany (Thuringia). Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2010;1:52-6 pubmed publisher
..and A. phagocytophilum were found. Our study provides interesting insights into the circulation and cocirculation of different rickettsial species and A. phagocytophilum in the same biotope. ..
Hildebrandt A, Franke J, Meier F, Sachse S, Dorn W, Straube E. The potential role of migratory birds in transmission cycles of Babesia spp., Anaplasma phagocytophilum, and Rickettsia spp. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2010;1:105-7 pubmed publisher
..monacensis and R. helvetica. Furthermore, 2 ticks harboured mixed infections. Our study provides first interesting insights into the role of migratory birds in the distribution of several emerging tick-borne pathogens. ..
Hildebrandt A, Pauliks K, Sachse S, Straube E. Coexistence of Borrelia spp. and Babesia spp. in Ixodes ricinus ticks in Middle Germany. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2010;10:831-7 pubmed publisher
..infected ticks were coinfected with Babesia spp. Knowledge on the degree of heterogeneity of Borrelia species and OspA types is prerequisite not only for local risk assessment, but also for diagnostic test and vaccine development. ..
Hildebrandt A, Fritzsch J, Franke J, Sachse S, Dorn W, Straube E. Co-circulation of emerging tick-borne pathogens in Middle Germany. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2011;11:533-7 pubmed publisher
Hildebrandt A, Straube E, Neubauer H, Schmoock G. Coxiella burnetii and coinfections in Ixodes ricinus ticks in Central Germany. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2011;11:1205-7 pubmed publisher
..The broad spectrum of copathogens indicates interactions in transmission cycles and the possibility of coinfections in humans in areas where people are in close contact with infected ticks and domestic animals. ..
Hildebrandt A, Gray J, Hunfeld K. Human babesiosis in Europe: what clinicians need to know. Infection. 2013;41:1057-72 pubmed publisher
..It covers epidemiology, phylogeny, diagnostics and treatment of human babesiosis and the potential risk of transfusion-transmitted disease with a special focus on the European situation. ..