Birds often are carriers of hard and/or soft ticks harboring pathogens of humans and veterinary concern. Migratory avian species, which cover long distance by their flight, may deeply influence the ticks’ distribution worldwide; in particular, they can introduce in a given geographic area new tick species and related tick‐borne pathogens. Studies about the detection of tick‐borne agents in birds are not numerous, whereas more attention has been turned to the presence of these microorganisms in ticks carried by birds. The present review focused on the role of avian populations in the epidemiology of rickettsioses and babesioses, which represent two severe problems for the health of humans and other mammals. © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

Potential role of avian populations in the epidemiology of Rickettsia spp. and Babesia spp.

Valentina Virginia Ebani
;
Francesca Mancianti
2021-01-01

Abstract

Birds often are carriers of hard and/or soft ticks harboring pathogens of humans and veterinary concern. Migratory avian species, which cover long distance by their flight, may deeply influence the ticks’ distribution worldwide; in particular, they can introduce in a given geographic area new tick species and related tick‐borne pathogens. Studies about the detection of tick‐borne agents in birds are not numerous, whereas more attention has been turned to the presence of these microorganisms in ticks carried by birds. The present review focused on the role of avian populations in the epidemiology of rickettsioses and babesioses, which represent two severe problems for the health of humans and other mammals. © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
2021
Ebani, VALENTINA VIRGINIA; Mancianti, Francesca
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