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dc.creatorSukara, Ratko
dc.creatorChochlakis, Dimosthenis
dc.creatorĆirović, Duško
dc.creatorPenezić, Aleksandra
dc.creatorMihaljica, Darko
dc.creatorČakić, Sanja
dc.creatorValčić, Miroslav
dc.creatorTselentis, Yannis
dc.creatorPsaroulaki, Anna
dc.creatorTomanović, Snežana
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-03T14:28:26Z
dc.date.available2020-06-03T14:28:26Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1877-959X
dc.identifier.urihttp://vet-erinar.vet.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1668
dc.description.abstractThe golden jackal (Canis aureus) is a medium-sized canid species native to Europe. This species is characterized by rapid large-scale expansion. A similar trend is also observed in Serbia, where the species is now distributed in more than a half of the territory. Although jackals prefer habitats in human-dominated landscapes, these animals have not been studied well enough from an eco-epidemiological point of view, and little is known about their potential for carrying zoonotic pathogens. In a study conducted during a three-year period (01/2010-02/2013), a total of 216 hunted or road-killed golden jackals were collected from 10 localities in Serbia. Ticks, when present, were removed, and after necropsy, spleen samples were collected from each animal. All tick and spleen samples were tested for the DNA of bacterial and protozoan tick-borne pathogens (Borrelia species, Bartonella species, Rickettsia species, Anaplasma species, Coxiella burnetii, Francisella species and Babesia species) by multiplex real-time PCR, conventional PCR and sequencing analyses. The DNA of Babesia canis was detected in nine out of 216 (4.2%) spleen samples, and two samples (0.9%) tested positive for Anaplasma phagocytophilum. In 118 ticks collected from jackals, the DNA of two Babesia species (Ba. canis and Ba. microti), three Borrelia species (Bo. garinii, Bo. valaisiana, and Bo. lusitaniae) and A. marginale was detected. From the aspect of public health surveillance, the potential role of the golden jackal in the maintenance of vector-borne zoonotic pathogens in Serbia must be considered, and further eco-epidemiological studies should be performed to determine the precise role of this animal species in zoonotic disease transmission cycles.en
dc.publisherElsevier Gmbh, Urban & Fischer Verlag, Jena
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Basic Research (BR or ON)/173006/RS//
dc.rightsrestrictedAccess
dc.sourceTicks and Tick-Borne Diseases
dc.subjectTick-borne pathogensen
dc.subjectCanis aureusen
dc.subjectBabesia sppen
dc.subjectAnaplasma phagocytophilumen
dc.subjectBorrelia burgdorferi sensu latoen
dc.subjectSerbiaen
dc.titleGolden jackals (Canis aureus) as hosts for ticks and tick-borne pathogens in Serbiaen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseARR
dcterms.abstractЦхоцхлакис, Димостхенис; Валчић, Мирослав; Псароулаки, Aнна; Ћировић, Душко; Чакић, Сања; Томановић, Снежана; Михаљица, Дарко; Тселентис, Yаннис; Сукара, Ратко; Пенезић, Aлександра;
dc.citation.volume9
dc.citation.issue5
dc.citation.spage1090
dc.citation.epage1097
dc.citation.other9(5): 1090-1097
dc.citation.rankM21
dc.identifier.wos000437727300005
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ttbdis.2018.04.003
dc.identifier.pmid29678402
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85045561401
dc.identifier.rcubconv_2390
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion


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