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Hedgehogs as the hosts of arthropod-transmitted zoonotic pathogens in Europe
Klimešová, Běla ; Majerová, Karolina (advisor) ; Hönig, Václav (referee)
In Europe, mainly two hedgehog species are distributed - Erinaceus europaeus and E. roumanicus. Both species are suitable reservoir hosts for zoonotic vector-borne pathogens. Hedgehogs have different ectoparasites - ticks, fleas and mosquitoes. Among them, ticks Ixodes ricinus and I. hexagonus are the most important vectors for human pathogens, less importance has the flea species Archaeopsylla erinacei. Variety of viruses and bacteria were detected in hedgehogs: Ťahyňa virus, Tick-borne Encephalitis virus (TBEV), Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Bartonella spp., Borrelia spp. and Neoehrlichia mikurensis. In case of TBEV, hedgehogs are considered to be reservoir hosts. For the rest of detected pathogens, the role of hedgehogs in their life cycle is not clear yet. On the base of published information we can conclude, that the hedgehogs can be source of vector-borne pathogens that cause serious human diseases, especially in urban area where their populations are relatively large. According to the literature review, there are only small differences between the two European hedgehog's species pathogens spectrum and these differences are probably caused by unequal research of the host species. Key words: Erinaceus roumanicus, Erinaceus europaeus, zoonotic diseases, vector - borne diseases, reservoir hosts
Spatial Distribution of Tick-Borne Pathogens as a Consequence of Vector-Host-Pathogen Interactions with Environment
HÖNIG, Václav
The proposed thesis contributes to the basic knowledge in tick (Ixodes ricinus) and tick-borne pathogens (Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, tick-borne encephalitis virus) ecology in particular studying the spatial distribution, host associations and its causes and consequences in Central European habitats.
Ticks and tick-borne diseases in South Bohemia and Bavaria
Hönig, Václav ; Zubriková, D. ; Vogerl, M. ; Švec, P. ; Pfister, K. ; Grubhoffer, Libor
The main aim of the project was to find out the space distribution of the infection-risk of two most important tick-borne diseases. It was shown, that there is an elevated risk of infection by tick-borne pathogens in both regions. The infection agent causing Lyme disease is almost ubiquitous, while the tick-borne encephalitis virus is focal in South Bohemia and highly focal in Bavaria.

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