2024 Volume 13 Issue 1
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Ixodes Ticks – Carriers of Pathogens of Vector-Borne Infections

  1. All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Veterinary Entomology and Arachnology, Branch of Federal State Institution Federal Research Centre Tyumen Scientific Centre of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Tyumen, 625041, Russia.


Ixodes ticks are known as carriers of pathogens of many infectious diseases with natural foci. 12 species of Ixodes ticks carrying the virus of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever and lumpy skin disease (dermatitis nodulares) of cattle were found in the foothill zone of Kabardino-Balkaria. In the Republic of Dagestan, Hyalomma. p. plumbeum ticks are the carriers of pathogens of taileriosis of cattle (13.6%), and the incidence of animals is 24.4%. In the Kaluga region, infection with I. ricinus Borrelia reaches 16.9%, and with Dermacentor reticulatus it is at 12.3%. In the Omsk region, mixed infection with pathogens of infectious diseases with natural foci was found in 16.5% of Ixodes ticks. In the south of Eastern Siberia, the infection rate of taiga ticks with tick-borne encephalitis virus ranged from 0.5 to 4.5%, and on average it was about 1.2%. Infection of taiga ticks with Borrelia ranges from 10 to 34%, on average reaching 19%, of which 2.5% cases are with a high degree of infection. In Khabarovsk, 18.3% of ticks were infected with Borrelia, and the tick-borne encephalitis virus was found in 2.4% of ticks. In the south of Primorsky Krai, 13.3% of Ixodes persulcatus ticks have pathogens of viral and bacterial infections. In the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the virulence of ticks was 5.7 - 9.8%. The biological type of tick development does not change the fundamental side of brucella reservation and transmission of infection to healthy animals.

How to cite this article
Domatskiy VN, Sivkova EI. Ixodes Ticks – Carriers of Pathogens of Vector-Borne Infections. Int J Pharm Res Allied Sci. 2024;13(1):74-82. https://doi.org/10.51847/DuluVQOxsp
Domatskiy, V. N., & Sivkova, E. I. (2024). Ixodes Ticks – Carriers of Pathogens of Vector-Borne Infections. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Allied Sciences, 13(1), 74-82. https://doi.org/10.51847/DuluVQOxsp
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