Sándor Hornok

Summary

Country: Hungary

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Babesia divergens becoming extinct in cattle of Northeast Hungary: new data on the past and present situation
    S Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, H 1078 Budapest, Istvan u 2, Hungary
    Acta Vet Hung 54:493-501. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Molecular identification of Anaplasma marginale and rickettsial endosymbionts in blood-sucking flies (Diptera: Tabanidae, Muscidae) and hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae)
    Sándor Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Istvan u 2, 1078 Budapest, Hungary
    Vet Parasitol 154:354-9. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Bovine besnoitiosis emerging in Central-Eastern Europe, Hungary
    Sándor Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Budapest, Hungary
    Parasit Vectors 7:20. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Non-pet dogs as sentinels and potential synanthropic reservoirs of tick-borne and zoonotic bacteria
    Sándor Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Istvan u 2, 1078 Budapest, Hungary Electronic address
    Vet Microbiol 167:700-3. 2013
  5. doi request reprint High prevalence of Hepatozoon-infection among shepherd dogs in a region considered to be free of Rhipicephalus sanguineus
    Sándor Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Istvan u 2, 1078 Budapest, Hungary
    Vet Parasitol 196:189-93. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Synanthropic birds associated with high prevalence of tick-borne rickettsiae and with the first detection of Rickettsia aeschlimannii in Hungary
    Sándor Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Budapest, Hungary
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 13:77-83. 2013
  7. pmc First report of adult Hyalomma marginatum rufipes (vector of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus) on cattle under a continental climate in Hungary
    Sándor Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Budapest, Hungary
    Parasit Vectors 5:170. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Ixodid ticks on ruminants, with on-host initiated moulting (apolysis) of Ixodes, Haemaphysalis and Dermacentor larvae
    S Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Istvan u 2, 1078 Budapest, Hungary
    Vet Parasitol 187:350-3. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Molecular investigation of transplacental and vector-borne transmission of bovine haemoplasmas
    S Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Istvan u 2, 1078 Budapest, Hungary
    Vet Microbiol 152:411-4. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Fatal bovine anaplasmosis in a herd with new genotypes of Anaplasma marginale, Anaplasma ovis and concurrent haemoplasmosis
    S Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Szent Istvan University, Budapest, Hungary
    Res Vet Sci 92:30-5. 2012

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Babesia divergens becoming extinct in cattle of Northeast Hungary: new data on the past and present situation
    S Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, H 1078 Budapest, Istvan u 2, Hungary
    Acta Vet Hung 54:493-501. 2006
    ..g. increase of annual sunlight hours in the endemic area). This is the first report on the prevalence of antibodies to B. divergens in cattle in Hungary...
  2. doi request reprint Molecular identification of Anaplasma marginale and rickettsial endosymbionts in blood-sucking flies (Diptera: Tabanidae, Muscidae) and hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae)
    Sándor Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Istvan u 2, 1078 Budapest, Hungary
    Vet Parasitol 154:354-9. 2008
    ..bovinus in the transmission of A. marginale, and broaden the range of haematophagous arthropods harbouring Midichloria-like bacteria, for the first time in any Dermacentor or Tabanus species...
  3. doi request reprint Bovine besnoitiosis emerging in Central-Eastern Europe, Hungary
    Sándor Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Budapest, Hungary
    Parasit Vectors 7:20. 2014
    ..Besnoitia besnoiti, the cause of bovine besnoitiosis, is a cyst-forming coccidian parasite that has recently been shown to be spreading in several Western and Southern European countries...
  4. doi request reprint Non-pet dogs as sentinels and potential synanthropic reservoirs of tick-borne and zoonotic bacteria
    Sándor Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Istvan u 2, 1078 Budapest, Hungary Electronic address
    Vet Microbiol 167:700-3. 2013
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  5. doi request reprint High prevalence of Hepatozoon-infection among shepherd dogs in a region considered to be free of Rhipicephalus sanguineus
    Sándor Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Istvan u 2, 1078 Budapest, Hungary
    Vet Parasitol 196:189-93. 2013
    ..concinna ticks. Canine hepatozoonosis was significantly more prevalent west of the Danube river (where higher densities of red fox and golden jackal populations occur), suggesting a role of wild carnivores in its epidemiology. ..
  6. doi request reprint Synanthropic birds associated with high prevalence of tick-borne rickettsiae and with the first detection of Rickettsia aeschlimannii in Hungary
    Sándor Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Budapest, Hungary
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 13:77-83. 2013
    ..Thus, it can be concluded that birds with urban or periurban habitats pose a high risk as tick carriers and reservoirs of zoonotic agents, especially of rickettsiae...
  7. pmc First report of adult Hyalomma marginatum rufipes (vector of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus) on cattle under a continental climate in Hungary
    Sándor Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Budapest, Hungary
    Parasit Vectors 5:170. 2012
    ..South Hungary is being monitored for the northward spreading of thermophilic ixodid species, therefore ticks were collected from cattle and wild ruminants (red, fallow and roe deer) in the autumn of 2011...
  8. doi request reprint Ixodid ticks on ruminants, with on-host initiated moulting (apolysis) of Ixodes, Haemaphysalis and Dermacentor larvae
    S Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Istvan u 2, 1078 Budapest, Hungary
    Vet Parasitol 187:350-3. 2012
    ..This is the first survey involving four species of domestic and wild ruminants in Europe to compare the host-preference of ixodid ticks in the same region...
  9. doi request reprint Molecular investigation of transplacental and vector-borne transmission of bovine haemoplasmas
    S Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Istvan u 2, 1078 Budapest, Hungary
    Vet Microbiol 152:411-4. 2011
    ..Regarding their spread by blood-sucking arthropods, new potential vectors were identified, i.e. the horn fly (Haematobia irritans), the stable fly (Stomoxys calcitrans) and two species of horse flies (Tabanus bovinus, T. bromius)...
  10. doi request reprint Fatal bovine anaplasmosis in a herd with new genotypes of Anaplasma marginale, Anaplasma ovis and concurrent haemoplasmosis
    S Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Szent Istvan University, Budapest, Hungary
    Res Vet Sci 92:30-5. 2012
    ..This is the first report of fatal bovine anaplasmosis associated with divergent A. marginale genotypes and concurrent 'CandidatusM. haemobos' infection, as well as of an A. ovis strain in ticks collected from cattle...
  11. doi request reprint Survey on blood-sucking lice (Phthiraptera: Anoplura) of ruminants and pigs with molecular detection of Anaplasma and Rickettsia spp
    S Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Istvan u 2, 1078 Budapest, Hungary
    Vet Parasitol 174:355-8. 2010
    ..in L. vituli, L. stenopsis and H. suis. The present results suggest that phthirapterosis of domestic animals deserves more attention, and lice should be evaluated among the broad range of potential vectors of arthropod-borne pathogens...
  12. doi request reprint Molecular investigation of hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) and fleas (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) as potential vectors of rickettsial and mycoplasmal agents
    Sándor Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, 1078 Budapest, Hungary
    Vet Microbiol 140:98-104. 2010
    ..in D. marginatus and fleas. In conclusion, this molecular study extends the geographic range and vector spectrum of several arthropod-borne agents, some of which have zoonotic potential...
  13. doi request reprint Allochronic seasonal peak activities of Dermacentor and Haemaphysalis spp. under continental climate in Hungary
    Sándor Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Istvan u 2, 1078 Budapest, Hungary
    Vet Parasitol 163:366-9. 2009
    ..concinna in May, and H. inermis in November-December. Within these genera such a temporal difference (allochrony) between seasonal peak activities of sympatric species under continental climate is described for the first time...
  14. doi request reprint Influence of biotope on the distribution and peak activity of questing ixodid ticks in Hungary
    S Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Budapest, Hungary
    Med Vet Entomol 23:41-6. 2009
    ..ricinus and Dermacentor spp. on dry pastures appeared to equalize on meadows in mountain forests, and a similar phenomenon was observed for the three Haemaphysalis spp. when collected along forest paths with fresh, green vegetation...
  15. doi request reprint First molecular identification of 'Candidatus mycoplasma haemominutum' from a cat with fatal haemolytic anaemia in Hungary
    Sándor Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, H 1078 Budapest, Istvan u 2, Hungary
    Acta Vet Hung 56:441-50. 2008
    ..This is the first record of this feline haemoplasma species in Hungary...
  16. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of canine babesiosis in Hungary suggesting breed predisposition
    Sándor Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Szent Istvan University, Istvan u 2, Budapest 1078, Hungary
    Parasitol Res 99:638-42. 2006
    ..On the other hand, heavy-coated komondors are phenotypically more suitable for repeated exposure to ticks, potentially infected with B. canis. This is the first report on the seroprevalence of canine babesiosis in Hungary...
  17. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of neosporosis in beef and dairy cattle breeds in Northeast Hungary
    S Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, H 1078 Budapest, Istvan u 2, Hungary
    Acta Vet Hung 54:485-91. 2006
    ..Neosporosis was more prevalent in dairy (3.4%) than in beef (1.9%) cattle, although the difference was not significant. Only three out of the seropositive cows, all of them Holstein-Friesians, had a history of abortion...
  18. ncbi request reprint First serological and molecular evidence on the endemicity of Anaplasma ovis and A. marginale in Hungary
    Sándor Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Istvan u 2, Budapest, Hungary
    Vet Microbiol 122:316-22. 2007
    ..reticulatus, with the dominance of the first. The present data extend the northern latitude in the geographical occurrence of ovine anaplasmosis in Europe and reveal the endemicity of A. ovis and A. marginale in Hungary...
  19. ncbi request reprint Canine neosporosis in Hungary: screening for seroconversion of household, herding and stray dogs
    S Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Istvan u 2, 1078 Budapest, Hungary
    Vet Parasitol 137:197-201. 2006
    ..The 12 dogs found seropositive among herding ones lived on 6 farms, on 5 of which seropositive cattle were also identified. This is the first report on the prevalence of N. caninum infection in dogs in Hungary...
  20. doi request reprint Serological evidence for Babesia canis infection of horses and an endemic focus of B. caballi in Hungary
    S Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, H 1078 Budapest, Istvan u 2, Hungary
    Acta Vet Hung 55:491-500. 2007
    ..This is the first serological evidence of horses being naturally infected with B. canis, supporting the view that piroplasms are less host specific than previously thought...
  21. doi request reprint Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum infection of cats in Hungary
    Sándor Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, H 1078 Budapest, Istvan u 2, Hungary
    Acta Vet Hung 56:81-8. 2008
    ..Higher titres to T. gondii were more frequently detected among FIP-positive cats, but this difference was non-significant due to the small number of cats with concurrent infection...
  22. doi request reprint Molecular characterization of two different strains of haemotropic mycoplasmas from a sheep flock with fatal haemolytic anaemia and concomitant Anaplasma ovis infection
    Sándor Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Budapest, Hungary
    Vet Microbiol 136:372-7. 2009
    ..In conclusion, this is the first study to demonstrate the existence of and characterize two genetically distinct ovine haemotropic mycoplasma strains in a sheep flock with fatal haemolytic anaemia...
  23. doi request reprint First molecular evidence of Anaplasma ovis and Rickettsia spp. in keds (Diptera: Hippoboscidae) of sheep and wild ruminants
    Sándor Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Budapest, Hungary
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 11:1319-21. 2011
    ..ovis and rickettsiae. These results raise the possibility that-apart from cattle and roe deer as already reported-sheep and red deer might also play a reservoir role in the epidemiology of rickettsioses...
  24. pmc Prevalence of Francisella tularensis and Francisella-like endosymbionts in the tick population of Hungary and the genetic variability of Francisella-like agents
    Zsuzsa Kreizinger
    Institute for Veterinary Medical Research, Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 13:160-3. 2013
    ..Thus, it raises a question about the number of FLE variants circulating in D. reticulatus in Europe and indicates the need for further data about the FLEs described in other parts of the continent and new FLE genotyping markers...
  25. doi request reprint Vector-borne agents detected in fleas of the northern white-breasted hedgehog
    Sándor Hornok
    1 Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Budapest, Hungary
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 14:74-6. 2014
    ..2%). The findings of vector-borne agents not detected before in A. erinacei fleas broaden the range of those diseases of veterinary-medical importance, of which hedgehogs may play a role in the epidemiology...
  26. doi request reprint Prevalence of Coxiella burnetii in Hungary: screening of dairy cows, sheep, commercial milk samples, and ticks
    Miklós Gyuranecz
    Institute for Veterinary Medical Research, Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 12:650-3. 2012
    ..Knowledge of the true prevalence of Q fever is crucial for policymakers involved in evidence-based decision making...
  27. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Setaria equina microfilaraemia in horses in Hungary
    S Hornok
    Department of Parasitology and Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Szent Istvan University, Istvan u 2, 1078 Budapest, Hungary
    Vet Rec 161:814-6. 2007
    ....