ticks State Site (region) ([dagger]) Male Female Saarland A 5/14 (35.
Prevalence of the ticks Dermacentor marginatus (Sulzer, 1776) and Dermacentor reticulatus
(Fabricius, 1794) and their importance as vectors of diseases in Germany [in German].
In Poland, Ixodes ricinus ticks are widely distributed throughout the country whereas Dermacentor reticulatus
ticks are limited to the northeast region.
We report on the molecular evidence that Dermacentor reticulatus
ticks in Croatia are infected with Rickettsia helvetica (10%) or Rickettsia slovaca (2%) or co-infected with both species (1%).
The district of Braganca, in northern Portugal, was selected as study area for its vicinity with tularemia-endemic areas of Spain and because Dermacentor reticulatus
and Ixodes ricinus are well documented there (3).