Dieter Heylen



  1. Heylen D, De Coninck E, Jansen F, Madder M. Differential diagnosis of three common Ixodes spp. ticks infesting songbirds of Western Europe: Ixodes arboricola, I. frontalis and I. ricinus. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2014;5:693-700 pubmed publisher
    ..ricinus. In addition, we interpreted their phylogenetic associations based on mitochondrial 16S rDNA with other Ixodes spp. ticks (I. lividus, I. turdus, I. brunneus, I. vespertilionis, I. trianguliceps, I. hexagonus, I. scapularis). ..
  2. Novakova M, Heneberg P, Heylen D, Medvecky M, Muñoz Leal S, Smajs D, et al. Isolated populations of Ixodes lividus ticks in the Czech Republic and Belgium host genetically homogeneous Rickettsia vini. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2018;9:479-484 pubmed publisher
    ..9% identity, 808/809 nt) that differed in I. lividus ticks from two sampling sites in the Czech Republic. ..
  3. Estrada Peña A, D Amico G, Palomar A, Dupraz M, Fonville M, Heylen D, et al. A comparative test of ixodid tick identification by a network of European researchers. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2017;8:540-546 pubmed publisher
    ..Results also showed that a combination of certain genes may adequately identify the target species of ticks. ..
  4. Ruyts S, Tack W, Ampoorter E, Coipan E, Matthysen E, Heylen D, et al. Year-to-year variation in the density of Ixodes ricinus ticks and the prevalence of the rodent-associated human pathogens Borrelia afzelii and B. miyamotoi in different forest types. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2018;9:141-145 pubmed publisher
    ..The risk for rodent-associated tick-borne diseases also varied between forest types. We stress the need to elucidate the contribution of the host community composition to tick-borne disease risk. ..
  5. Heylen D, Fonville M, Docters van Leeuwen A, Stroo A, Duisterwinkel M, van Wieren S, et al. Pathogen communities of songbird-derived ticks in Europe's low countries. Parasit Vectors. 2017;10:497 pubmed publisher
    ..Although poorly studied, exposure to and possibly also infection with multiple tick-borne pathogens in humans seems to be the rule rather than the exception. ..