Setareh Jahfari


Affiliation: National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
Country: The Netherlands


  1. Szekeres S, Claudia Coipan E, Rigó K, Majoros G, Jahfari S, Sprong H, et al. Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in natural rodent and tick communities in Southern Hungary. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2015;6:111-6 pubmed publisher
    ..ricinus nymph removed from a male A. flavicollis with A. phagocytophilum infection. Our study provides new data on the occurrence of these pathogens in rodent tissue samples, questing ticks and engorged ticks in Southern Hungary. ..
  2. Krawczyk A, van Leeuwen A, Jacobs Reitsma W, Wijnands L, Bouw E, Jahfari S, et al. Presence of zoonotic agents in engorged ticks and hedgehog faeces from Erinaceus europaeus in (sub) urban areas. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:210 pubmed publisher
    ..To what extent can hedgehogs maintain the enteric zoonotic agents in natural cycles, and the role of (spill-back from) humans remains to be investigated. ..
  3. de Bruin A, van Leeuwen A, Jahfari S, Takken W, Földvári M, Dremmel L, et al. Vertical transmission of Bartonella schoenbuchensis in Lipoptena cervi. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:176 pubmed publisher
    ..cervi is a vector for B. schoenbuchensis. Lipoptena cervi is probably not a vector for A. phagocytophilum, Rickettsia species, and Candidatus N. mikurensis. ..
  4. Szekeres S, Coipan E, Rigó K, Majoros G, Jahfari S, Sprong H, et al. Eco-epidemiology of Borrelia miyamotoi and Lyme borreliosis spirochetes in a popular hunting and recreational forest area in Hungary. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:309 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results highlight the possible risk of infection with relapsing fever and Lyme borreliosis spirochetes in forest habitats especially in the high-risk groups of hunters, forestry workers and hikers. ..
  5. Wagemakers A, Jahfari S, De Wever B, Spanjaard L, Starink M, de Vries H, et al. Borrelia miyamotoi in vectors and hosts in The Netherlands. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2017;8:370-374 pubmed publisher
    ..A prospective study focused on acute febrile illness after a tick bite could provide insight into the incidence and clinical manifestations of B. miyamotoi infection in The Netherlands. ..
  6. Jahfari S, Sarksyan D, Kolyasnikova N, Hovius J, Sprong H, Platonov A. Evaluation of a serological test for the diagnosis of Borrelia miyamotoi disease in Europe. J Microbiol Methods. 2017;136:11-16 pubmed publisher
    ..miyamotoi infection in 44% to 94% of the PCR-positive BMD patients (95% confidence interval). Thus, sensitive serological assays should not solely rely on rGlpQ, to support the diagnosis of acute BMD. ..