Affiliation: University of Szczecin
Skotarczak B, Rymaszewska A, Wodecka B, Sawczuk M, Adamska M, Maciejewska A. PCR detection of granulocytic Anaplasma and Babesia in Ixodes ricinus ticks and birds in west-central Poland. Ann Agric Environ Med. 2006;13:21-3 pubmed
..In spite of the high level of infestation of birds by I. ricinus, it is clear that they do not constitute a competent reservoir of A. phagocytophilum and Babesia in WNP. Additionally, I. ricinus is not a significant vector in this area. ..
Skotarczak B. Canine ehrlichiosis. Ann Agric Environ Med. 2003;10:137-41 pubmed
..In areas infested with vectors of tick-borne agents known to be endemic for Lyme disease, veterinarians may suspect ehrlichiosis in dogs. ..
Skotarczak B, Wodecka B, Cichocka A. Coexistence DNA of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and Babesia microti in Ixodes ricinus ticks from north-western Poland. Ann Agric Environ Med. 2002;9:25-8 pubmed
..The study described was the first of its kind to be conducted in the former District of Szczecin. For the phenomenon of microbial co-occurrence and related mixed infections to be properly evaluated, the research will be continued. ..
Skotarczak B, Wodecka B. Molecular evidence of the presence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in blood samples taken from dogs in Poland. Ann Agric Environ Med. 2003;10:113-5 pubmed
..Our findings suggest that the exposure to B. burgdorferi is common in dogs in the region declared an endemic area of borreliosis, and that this disease should be important to local veterinarians. ..
Skotarczak B, Adamska M, Rymaszewska A, Suproń M, Sawczuk M, Maciejewska A. [Anaplasma phagocytophila and protozoans of Babesia genus in dogs from endemic areas of Lyme disease in north-western Poland]. Wiad Parazytol. 2004;50:555-61 pubmed
..Moreover, this area does not have populations of the brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus) or Dermacentor reticulates--both of which are vectors of E. canis and B. canis and commonly induce ehrlichiosis and babesiosis in canines. ..
Skotarczak B, Rymaszewska A, Wodecka B, Sawczuk M. Molecular evidence of coinfection of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, human granulocytic ehrlichiosis agent, and Babesia microti in ticks from northwestern Poland. J Parasitol. 2003;89:194-6 pubmed
..Of the 533 processed ticks, 16.7% were positive for B. burgdorferi s. l., 13.3% for B. microti, and 4.5% for the HGE agent. Twenty ticks were coinfected with 2 or 3 of the pathogens...
Bogumiła S, Adamska M. [Capreolus capreolus and Ixodes ricinus as a reservoir of Bartonella in north-western Poland]. Wiad Parazytol. 2005;51:139-43 pubmed
..bovis, and probably do not cause persistent infection in roe deer. The high percentage of infested individuals during spring (84%) and infection detected in I. ricinus (5.2%) show that ticks are reservoir and vector of Bartonella...