Sándor Hornok

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Country: Hungary

Publications

  1. Hornok S, Földvári G, Elek V, Naranjo V, Farkas R, De La Fuente J. Molecular identification of Anaplasma marginale and rickettsial endosymbionts in blood-sucking flies (Diptera: Tabanidae, Muscidae) and hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae). Vet Parasitol. 2008;154:354-9 pubmed publisher
    ..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...
  2. Hornok S, Horvath G, Jongejan F, Farkas R. Ixodid ticks on ruminants, with on-host initiated moulting (apolysis) of Ixodes, Haemaphysalis and Dermacentor larvae. Vet Parasitol. 2012;187:350-3 pubmed publisher
    ..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...
  3. Hornok S, Takács N, Kontschán J, György Z, Micsutka A, Iceton S, et al. Diversity of Haemaphysalis-associated piroplasms of ruminants in Central-Eastern Europe, Hungary. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:627 pubmed publisher
    ..Although bovine babesiosis and theileriosis was known to occur in Hungary, molecular evidence is provided here for the first time on the presence of Babesia and/or Theileria spp. of sheep, goats and cervids in Hungary. ..
  4. Hornok S, Kartali K, Takács N, Hofmann Lehmann R. Uneven seasonal distribution of Babesia canis and its two 18S rDNA genotypes in questing Dermacentor reticulatus ticks in urban habitats. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2016;7:694-697 pubmed publisher
    ..e. early in the questing season. It was also observed that the temporal distribution of D. reticulatus ticks carrying different B. canis genotypes was not random. ..
  5. Hornok S, Flaisz B, Takács N, Kontschán J, CsörgÅ‘ T, Csipak Ã, et al. Bird ticks in Hungary reflect western, southern, eastern flyway connections and two genetic lineages of Ixodes frontalis and Haemaphysalis concinna. Parasit Vectors. 2016;9:101 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings highlight the importance of western and eastern migratory connections by birds (in addition to the southern direction), which are also relevant to the epidemiology of tick-borne diseases. ..
  6. Hornok S, Görföl T, Estók P, Tu V, Kontschán J. Description of a new tick species, Ixodes collaris n. sp. (Acari: Ixodidae), from bats (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae, Rhinolophidae) in Vietnam. Parasit Vectors. 2016;9:332 pubmed publisher
    ..The genetic and morphological differences between I. vespertilionis Koch, 1844 and these bat ticks from Vietnam justify the status of the latter as a distinct species, Ixodes collaris Hornok n. sp. ..
  7. Hornok S, Hofmann Lehmann R, de Mera I, Meli M, Elek V, Hajtós I, et al. Survey on blood-sucking lice (Phthiraptera: Anoplura) of ruminants and pigs with molecular detection of Anaplasma and Rickettsia spp. Vet Parasitol. 2010;174:355-8 pubmed publisher
    ..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...
  8. Hornok S, Micsutka A, Meli M, Lutz H, Hofmann Lehmann R. Molecular investigation of transplacental and vector-borne transmission of bovine haemoplasmas. Vet Microbiol. 2011;152:411-4 pubmed publisher
    ..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)...
  9. Hornok S, Csörgo T, De La Fuente J, Gyuranecz M, Privigyei C, Meli M, et al. Synanthropic birds associated with high prevalence of tick-borne rickettsiae and with the first detection of Rickettsia aeschlimannii in Hungary. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2013;13:77-83 pubmed publisher
    ..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...
  10. Hornok S, Tánczos B, Fernandez de Mera I, De La Fuente J, Hofmann Lehmann R, Farkas R. High prevalence of Hepatozoon-infection among shepherd dogs in a region considered to be free of Rhipicephalus sanguineus. Vet Parasitol. 2013;196:189-93 pubmed publisher
    ..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. ..

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Publications16

  1. Hornok S, Földvári G, Elek V, Naranjo V, Farkas R, De La Fuente J. Molecular identification of Anaplasma marginale and rickettsial endosymbionts in blood-sucking flies (Diptera: Tabanidae, Muscidae) and hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae). Vet Parasitol. 2008;154:354-9 pubmed publisher
    ..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...
  2. Hornok S, Horvath G, Jongejan F, Farkas R. Ixodid ticks on ruminants, with on-host initiated moulting (apolysis) of Ixodes, Haemaphysalis and Dermacentor larvae. Vet Parasitol. 2012;187:350-3 pubmed publisher
    ..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...
  3. Hornok S, Takács N, Kontschán J, György Z, Micsutka A, Iceton S, et al. Diversity of Haemaphysalis-associated piroplasms of ruminants in Central-Eastern Europe, Hungary. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:627 pubmed publisher
    ..Although bovine babesiosis and theileriosis was known to occur in Hungary, molecular evidence is provided here for the first time on the presence of Babesia and/or Theileria spp. of sheep, goats and cervids in Hungary. ..
  4. Hornok S, Kartali K, Takács N, Hofmann Lehmann R. Uneven seasonal distribution of Babesia canis and its two 18S rDNA genotypes in questing Dermacentor reticulatus ticks in urban habitats. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2016;7:694-697 pubmed publisher
    ..e. early in the questing season. It was also observed that the temporal distribution of D. reticulatus ticks carrying different B. canis genotypes was not random. ..
  5. Hornok S, Flaisz B, Takács N, Kontschán J, CsörgÅ‘ T, Csipak Ã, et al. Bird ticks in Hungary reflect western, southern, eastern flyway connections and two genetic lineages of Ixodes frontalis and Haemaphysalis concinna. Parasit Vectors. 2016;9:101 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings highlight the importance of western and eastern migratory connections by birds (in addition to the southern direction), which are also relevant to the epidemiology of tick-borne diseases. ..
  6. Hornok S, Görföl T, Estók P, Tu V, Kontschán J. Description of a new tick species, Ixodes collaris n. sp. (Acari: Ixodidae), from bats (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae, Rhinolophidae) in Vietnam. Parasit Vectors. 2016;9:332 pubmed publisher
    ..The genetic and morphological differences between I. vespertilionis Koch, 1844 and these bat ticks from Vietnam justify the status of the latter as a distinct species, Ixodes collaris Hornok n. sp. ..
  7. Hornok S, Hofmann Lehmann R, de Mera I, Meli M, Elek V, Hajtós I, et al. Survey on blood-sucking lice (Phthiraptera: Anoplura) of ruminants and pigs with molecular detection of Anaplasma and Rickettsia spp. Vet Parasitol. 2010;174:355-8 pubmed publisher
    ..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...
  8. Hornok S, Micsutka A, Meli M, Lutz H, Hofmann Lehmann R. Molecular investigation of transplacental and vector-borne transmission of bovine haemoplasmas. Vet Microbiol. 2011;152:411-4 pubmed publisher
    ..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)...
  9. Hornok S, Csörgo T, De La Fuente J, Gyuranecz M, Privigyei C, Meli M, et al. Synanthropic birds associated with high prevalence of tick-borne rickettsiae and with the first detection of Rickettsia aeschlimannii in Hungary. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2013;13:77-83 pubmed publisher
    ..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...
  10. Hornok S, Tánczos B, Fernandez de Mera I, De La Fuente J, Hofmann Lehmann R, Farkas R. High prevalence of Hepatozoon-infection among shepherd dogs in a region considered to be free of Rhipicephalus sanguineus. Vet Parasitol. 2013;196:189-93 pubmed publisher
    ..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. ..
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    Hornok S, Elek V, De La Fuente J, Naranjo V, Farkas R, Majoros G, et al. First serological and molecular evidence on the endemicity of Anaplasma ovis and A. marginale in Hungary. Vet Microbiol. 2007;122:316-22 pubmed
    ..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...
  12. Hornok S, Edelhofer R, Joachim A, Farkas R, Berta K, Répási A, et al. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum infection of cats in Hungary. Acta Vet Hung. 2008;56:81-8 pubmed publisher
    ..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...
  13. Hornok S, Meli M, Erdos A, Hajtós I, Lutz H, Hofmann Lehmann R. Molecular characterization of two different strains of haemotropic mycoplasmas from a sheep flock with fatal haemolytic anaemia and concomitant Anaplasma ovis infection. Vet Microbiol. 2009;136:372-7 pubmed publisher
    ..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...
  14. Hornok S, Meli M, Perreten A, Farkas R, Willi B, Beugnet F, et al. Molecular investigation of hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) and fleas (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) as potential vectors of rickettsial and mycoplasmal agents. Vet Microbiol. 2010;140:98-104 pubmed publisher
    ..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...
  15. Hornok S, Micsutka A, Fernandez de Mera I, Meli M, Gönczi E, Tanczos B, et al. Fatal bovine anaplasmosis in a herd with new genotypes of Anaplasma marginale, Anaplasma ovis and concurrent haemoplasmosis. Res Vet Sci. 2012;92:30-5 pubmed publisher
    ..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...
  16. Hornok S, Denes B, Meli M, Tánczos B, Fekete L, Gyuranecz M, et al. Non-pet dogs as sentinels and potential synanthropic reservoirs of tick-borne and zoonotic bacteria. Vet Microbiol. 2013;167:700-3 pubmed publisher
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