Skip to main content

Ticks and tick-borne diseases

Subject Editor
Martin Pfeffer, University of Leipzig, Germany

Associate Editors
Jairo Mendoza, University of Bari, Italy
Andrei Daniel Mihalca, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Sebastián Muñoz-Leal, University of Concepción, Chile
Cornelia Silaghi, Friedrich Loeffler Institut, Germany
Laurence Vial, Centre of International Cooperation for Research in Agriculture Development (CIRAD), France
 

The Ticks and tick-borne diseases section publishes studies looking at all aspects of ticks, including systematics, phylogenetics, taxonomy (including new species descriptions), evolution, ecology, biology, physiology, biochemistry, genomics, proteomics, and control. Studies relating to tick-borne pathogens (e.g., occurrence and prevalence in ticks and vertebrate hosts, coinfections, transmission, pathogen interactions with ticks and vertebrate hosts at the molecular and cellular levels) and tick-borne diseases (e.g., epidemiology, diagnosis, immunology, treatment, prevention and control) in domestic animals, wildlife and humans are also welcome.

  1. Rickettsial diseases associated with the spotted fever group constitute a growing number of newly identified Rickettsia pathogens and their tick vectors in various parts of the world. At least 15 distinct tick sp...

    Authors: Misbah Tariq, Jun-Won Seo, Da Young Kim, Merlin Jayalal Lawrence Panchali, Na Ra Yun, You Mi Lee, Choon-Mee Kim and Dong-Min Kim

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:191

    Content type: Short report

    Published on:

  2. Tick-borne diseases (TBDs) are a serious threat to humans, wildlife and livestock, and cause severe economic losses in many tropical drylands. The effective control of TBDs has been constrained by limited unde...

    Authors: Richard Chepkwony, Severine van Bommel and Frank van Langevelde

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:188

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  3. Migratory birds can cross geographical and environmental barriers and are thereby able to facilitate transmission of tick-borne pathogens both as carriers of infected ticks and as reservoirs of pathogenic micr...

    Authors: Peter Wilhelmsson, Olga Pawełczyk, Thomas G. T. Jaenson, Jonas Waldenström, Björn Olsen, Pia Forsberg and Per-Eric Lindgren

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:183

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  4. The argasid tick Ornithodoros erraticus is the main vector of tick-borne human relapsing fever (TBRF) and African swine fever (ASF) in the Mediterranean Basin. Tick salivary proteins secreted to the host at the f...

    Authors: Ricardo Pérez-Sánchez, Ángel Carnero-Morán, Beatriz Soriano, Carlos Llorens and Ana Oleaga

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:170

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  5. The incidence of Lyme borreliosis and other tick-borne diseases is increasing in Europe and North America. There is currently much interest in identifying the ecological factors that determine the density of i...

    Authors: Cindy Bregnard, Olivier Rais and Maarten Jeroen Voordouw

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:168

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  6. During the last decades a northward and upward range shift has been observed among many organisms across different taxa. In the northern hemisphere, ticks have been observed to have increased their latitudinal...

    Authors: Nicolas De Pelsmaeker, Lars Korslund and Øyvind Steifetten

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:161

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  7. Tick-borne diseases are common throughout Europe. Ticks transmit pathogens to the host while feeding and together with mosquitoes, they are major vectors of infectious agents worldwide. In recent years, there ...

    Authors: Tania Audino, Alessandra Pautasso, Veronica Bellavia, Valerio Carta, Alessio Ferrari, Federica Verna, Carla Grattarola, Barbara Iulini, Maria Domenica Pintore, Mauro Bardelli, Germano Cassina, Laura Tomassone, Simone Peletto, Valeria Blanda, Alessandra Torina, Maria Caramelli…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:136

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  8. Ticks are ectoparasites that feed on blood of a broad taxonomical range of terrestrial and flying vertebrates and are distributed across a wide range of environmental settings. To date, the species identity, d...

    Authors: Qi Zhou, Jiao Li, Xianguang Guo, Jinlong Liu, Qi Song, Xiong Gong, Han Chen, Jianhui Zhang, Jinlei He, Zhiwan Zheng, Dali Chen and Jianping Chen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:135

    Content type: Short report

    Published on:

  9. The incidence of Lyme borreliosis varies over time and space through as yet incompletely understood mechanisms. In Europe, Lyme borreliosis is caused by infection with a Borrelia burgdorferi (s.l.) genospecies, w...

    Authors: Nienke Hartemink, Arnold J. H. van Vliet, Gerrit Gort, Fedor Gassner, Frans Jacobs, Manoj Fonville, Willem Takken and Hein Sprong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:121

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  10. Spotted fever group rickettsiae represent one of the most diverse groups of vector-borne bacteria, with several human pathogenic species showing an emerging trend worldwide. Most species are vectored by ticks ...

    Authors: Ioana A. Matei, Alexandra Corduneanu, Attila D. Sándor, Angela Monica Ionică, Luciana Panait, Zsuzsa Kalmár, Talida Ivan, Ionel Papuc, Cosmina Bouari, Nicodim Fit and Andrei Daniel Mihalca

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:107

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

    The Correction to this article has been published in Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:187

  11. Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus and Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (southern cattle fever tick; SCFT), collectively known as cattle-fever ticks (CFTs), are vectors of protozoal parasites (Babesia bigemin...

    Authors: M. Sofia Agudelo, William E. Grant and Hsiao‑Hsuan Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:102

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  12. Rickettsia spp. are human pathogens that cause a number of diseases and are transmitted by arthropods, such as ixodid ticks. Estonia is one of few regions where the distribution area of two medically important ti...

    Authors: Maria Vikentjeva, Julia Geller, Jaanus Remm and Irina Golovljova

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:65

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  13. The lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum), an important vector of a wide range of human and animal pathogens, is very common throughout the East and Midwest of the USA. Ticks are known to carry non-pathogenic bac...

    Authors: L. Paulina Maldonado-Ruiz, Saraswoti Neupane, Yoonseong Park and Ludek Zurek

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:49

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

\