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Epidemiological surveillance of zoonotic tick-borne pathogens

Identification of ticks from domestic animals and wildlife and molecular detection of pathogens (genus Erlichia, Borrelia, Anaplasma, Francisella, Coxiella, Rickettsia y Bartonella) by PCR. Use of molecular techniques for identification of tick-borne pathogens at the species-level


  • Identification of tick species recovered from different epidemiological contexts.
  • Surveillance of tick-borne pathogens in ticks from wild and domestic animals.
  • Implementation of molecular tools for identification of the bacterial species present in ticks.

Start date: January 1st, 2009

Head of the research line:
García Benzaquén, Nerea

VISAVET unit involved:

•  Neglected and Emerging Diseases Unit (NED)

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