Scientific papers


Cuervo PF, Fantozzi MC, Di Cataldo S, Cringoli G, Mera y Sierra R, Rinaldi L. 2013. Analysis of climate and extrinsic incubation of Dirofilaria immitis in southern South America. Geospatial Health 8:175-181. [pdf]

Mutafchiev Y, Dantas-Torres F, Giannelli A, Abramo F, Papadopoulos E, Cardoso L, Cortes H, Otranto D. 2013. Redescription of Onchocerca lupi (Spirurida: Onchocercidae) with histopathological observations. Parasites & Vectors 6:309. [pdf]

Tijsse-Klasen E, Sprong H, Pandak N. 2013. Co-infection of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and
Rickettsia species in ticks and in an erythema migrans patient. Parasites & Vectors 6:347. [pdf]



Baneth G. 2014. Tick-borne infections of animals and humans: a common ground. International Journal for Parasitology 44:591-596. [pdf]

Ćirović D, Chochlakis D, Tomanović S, Sukara R, Penezić A, Tselentis Y, Psaroulaki A. 2014. Presence of Leishmania and Brucella species in the Golden Jackal Canis aureus in Serbia. BioMed Research International, Article ID 728516. [pdf]

Cosson JF, Michelet L, Chotte J, Le Naour E, Cote M, Devillers E, Poulle ML, Huet D, Galan M, Geller J,, Moutailler S, Vayssier-Taussat M. 2014. Genetic characterization of the human relapsing fever spirochete Borrelia miyamotoi in vectors and animal reservoirs of Lyme disease spirochetes in France. Parasites & Vectors 7:233. [pdf]

Del Río L, Chitimia L, Cubas A, Victoriano I, De la Rúa P, Gerrikagoitia X, Barral M, Muñoz-García CI, Goyena E, García-Martínez D, Fisa R, Riera C, Murcia L, Segovia M, Berriatua E. 2014. Evidence for widespread Leishmania infantum infection among wild carnivores in L. infantum periendemic northern Spain. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 113:430-435. [pdf]

Dumitrache MO, Kiss B, Dantas-Torres F, Latrofa MS, D’Amico G, Sándor AD, Mihalca AD 2014. Seasonal dynamics of Rhipicephalus rossicus attacking domestic dogs from the steppic region of southeastern Romania. Parasites & Vectors 7:97. [pdf]

Estrada-Peña A, de la Fuente J. 2014. The ecology of ticks and epidemiology of tick-borne viral diseases. Antiviral Research 108:104–128. [pdf]

Farkas R, Solymosi N, Takács N, Hornyák A, Hornok S, Nachum-Biala Y, Baneth G. 2014.First molecular evidence of Hepatozoon canis infection in red foxes and golden jackals from Hungary. Parasites & Vectors 7:303. [pdf]

Franchini D, Giannelli A, Di Paola G, Cortes H, Cardoso L, Lia RP, Campbell BE, Dantas-Torres F, Lenoci D, Abu Assad E, Mario R, Valastro C, Cavaliere L, Di Bello A, Otranto D. 2014. Image diagnosis of zoonotic onchocercosis by Onchocerca lupi. Veterinary Parasitology 203:91-95. [pdf]

Földvári G, Jahfari S, Rigó K, Jablonszky M, Szekeres S, Majoros G, Tóth M, Molnár V, Coipan EC, Sprong H. 2014. Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in urban hedgehogs. Emerging Infectious Diseases 20:496-498. [pdf]

Gallusová M, Qablan MA, D’Amico G, Oborník M, Petrželková KJ, Mihalca AD, Modrý D. 2014. Piroplasms in feral and domestic equines in rural areas of Danube Delta, Romania with survey of dogs as possible reservoir. Veterinary Parasitology 206:287-292. [pdf]

Giannelli A, Cantacessi C, Graves P, Becker L, Campbell BE, Dantas-Torres F, Otranto D. 2014. An investigation on serological tools for the detection of Onchocerca lupi infestation – potential and pitfalls. Zoonoses and Public Health, in press [pdf]

Hornok S, Kováts D, Csörgő T, Meli ML, Gönczi E, Hadnagy Z, Takács N, Farkas R, Hofmann-Lehmann R. 2014. Birds as potential reservoirs of tick-borne pathogens: first evidence of bacteraemia with Rickettsia helvetica. Parasites & Vectors 7:128 [pdf]

Hornok S, Kontschán J, Kováts D, Kovács R, Angyal D, Görföl T, Polacsek Z, Kalmár Z, Mihalca AD. 2014. Bat ticks revisited: Ixodes ariadnae sp. nov. and allopatric genotypes of I. vespertilionis in caves of Hungary. Parasites & Vectors 7:202. [pdf]

Ionică AM, D’Amico G, Mitková B, Kalmár Z, Annoscia G, Otranto D, Modrý D, Mihalca AD. 2014. First report of Cercopithifilaria spp. in dogs from Eastern Europe with an overview of their geographic distribution in Europe. Parasitology Research 113:2761-2764. [pdf]

Jahfari S, Coipan EC, Fonville M, van Leeuwen AD, Hengeveld P, Heylen D, Heyman P, van Maanen C, Butler CM, Földvári G, Szekeres S, van Duijvendijk G, Tack W, Rijks JM, van der Giessen J, Takken W, van Wieren SE, Takumi K, Sprong H. 2014. Circulation of four Anaplasma phagocytophilum ecotypes in Europe. Parasites &Vectors 7:365. [pdf]

Jahfari S, Herremans T, Platonov AE, Kuiper H, Karan LS, Vasilieva O, Koopmans MP, Hovius JW, Sprong H. 2014. High seroprevalence of Borrelia miyamotoi antibodies in forestry workers and individuals suspected of human granulocytic anaplasmosis in the Netherlands. New Microbes and New Infections 22:144-149. [pdf]

Michelet L, Delannoy S, Devillers E, Umhang G, Aspan A, Juremalm M, Chirico J, van der Wal FJ, Sprong H, Boye Pihl TP, Klitgaard K, Bødker R, Fach P, Moutailler S. 2014. High-throughput screening of tick-borne pathogens in Europe. FrontiersinCellularandInfectionMicrobiology 4:103. [pdf]

Mircean V, Dumitrache MO, Mircean M, Bolfă P, Györke A, Mihalca AD. 2014. Autochthonous canine leishmaniasis in Romania: neglected or (re)emerging? Parasites & Vectors 7:135. [pdf]

Obiegala A, Pfeffer M, Pfister K, Tiedemann T, Thiel C, Balling A, Karnath C, Woll D, Silaghi C. 2014. Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis and Anaplasma phagocytophilum: prevalences and investigations on a new transmission path in small mammals and ixodid ticks. Parasites &Vectors 7:563. [pdf]

Otranto D, Huchet JB, Giannelli A, Callou C, Dantas-Torres F. 2014. The enigma of the dog mummy from Ancient Egypt and the origin of 'Rhipicephalus sanguineus'. Parasites & Vectors 7:2. [pdf]

Rizzoli A, Silaghi C, Obiegala A, Rudolf I, Hubálek Z, Földvári G, Plantard O, Vayssier-Taussat M, Bonnet S, Špitalská E and Kazimírová M. 2014. Ixodes ricinus and its transmitted pathogens in urban and peri-urban areas in Europe: new hazards and relevance for public health. Frontiers in Public Health 2:251. [pdf]

Sakhria S, Alwassouf S, Fares W, Bichaud L, Dachraoui K, Alkan C, Zoghlami Z, de Lamballerie X, Zhioua E, Charrel RN. 2014. Presence of sandfly-borne phleboviruses of two antigenic complexes (Sandfly fever Naples virus and Sandfly fever Sicilian virus) in two different bio-geographical regions of Tunisia demonstrated by a microneutralisation-based seroprevalence study in dogs. Parasites & Vectors 7:476. [pdf]

Sándor AD, Dumitrache MO, D’Amico G, Kiss BJ, Mihalca AD. 2014. Rhipicephalus rossicus and not R. sanguineus is the dominant tick species of dogs in the wetlands of the Danube Delta, Romania. Veterinary Parasitology, in press [pdf]

Sándor AD, Mărcuţan DI, D’Amico G, Gherman CM, Dumitrache MO, Mihalca AD. 2014. Do the ticks of birds at an important migratory hotspot reflect the seasonal dynamics of Ixodes ricinus at the migration initiation site? A case study in the Danube Delta. PLoS One 9(2):e89378. [pdf]

Silaghi C1, Beck R, Oteo JA, Pfeffer M, Sprong H. 2015. Neoehrlichiosis: an emerging tick-borne zoonosis caused by Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis. Exp Appl Acarol. Accepted. In press. [pdf]

Zintl A, McGrath G, O'Grady L, Fanning J, Downing K, Roche D, Casey M, Gray JS. 2014. Changing incidence of bovine babesiosis in Ireland. Irish Veterinary Journal 67:19. [pdf]



Cosson JF, Galan M, Bard E, Razzauti M, Bernard M, Morand S, Brouat C, Dalecky A, Ba K, Charbonnel N, Vayssier-Taussat M. 2015. Detection of Orientia sp. DNA in rodents from Asia, West Africa and Europe. Parasites & Vectors 8:172. [pdf]

Durden LA, Mihalca AD, Sándor AD, Kanyari PWN. 2015. A new species of sucking louse (Phthiraptera: Anoplura: Linognathidae) from Günther's dikdik (Madoqua guentheri) in Kenya. Journal of Parasitology 101(2):140–144. [pdf]

Estrada-Peña A, de la Fuente J, Latapia T, Ortega C. 2015. The Impact of Climate Trends on a Tick Affecting Public Health: A Retrospective Modeling Approach for Hyalomma marginatum (Ixodidae). PLoS ONE 10(5): e0125760. [pdf]

Fares W, Charrel RN, Dachraoui K, Bichaud L, Barhoumi W, Derbali M, Cherni S, Chelbi I, de Lamballerie X, Zhioua E. 2015. Infection of sand flies collected from different bio-geographical areas of Tunisia with phleboviruses. Acta Tropica 141 (Part A):1-6. [pdf]

Haklová-Kočíková B, Hižňanová A, Majláth I, Račka K, Harris DJ, Földvári G, Tryjanowski P, Kokošová2, Malčeková NB, Majláthová V. 2014. Morphological and molecular characterization of Karyolysus – a neglected but common parasite infecting some European lizards. Parasites & Vectors 7:555. [pdf]

Ionică AM, Matei IA, Mircean V, Dumitrache MO, D'Amico G, Győrke A, Pantchev N, Annoscia G, Albrechtová K, Otranto D, Modrý D, Mihalca AD. 2015. Current surveys on the prevalence and distribution of Dirofilaria spp. and Acanthocheilonema reconditum infections in dogs in Romania. Parasitology Research 114:975-982. [pdf]

Kalmár Z, Cozma V, Sprong H, Jahfari S, D'Amico G, Mărcuțan DI, Ionică AM, Magdaş C, Modrý D, Mihalca AD. in press. Transstadial transmission of Borrelia turcica in Hyalomma aegyptium ticks. PLoS ONE 10(2): e0115520. [pdf]

Maia C, Coimbra M, Ramos C, Cristóvão JM, Cardoso L, Campino L. 2015. Serological investigation of Leishmania infantum, Dirofilaria immitis and Angiostrongylus vasorum in dogs from southern Portugal. Parasites & Vectors 8:152. [pdf]

Maia C, Ramos C, Coimbra M, Cardoso L, Campino L. 2015. Prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis antigen and antibodies to Leishmania infantum in cats from southern Portugal. Parasitology International 64:154–156. [pdf]

Mihalca AD, Kalmár Z, Dumitrache MO. 2015. Rhipicephalus rossicus, a neglected tick at the margin of Europe: a review of its distribution, ecology and medical importance. Medical and Veterinary Entomology doi: 10.1111/mve.12112. [pdf]

Mihalca AD, D'Amico G, Scurtu I, Chirilă R, Matei IA, Ionică AM. 2015. Further spreading of canine oriental eyeworm in Europe: first report of Thelazia callipaeda in Romania. Parasites & Vectors 8:48. [pdf]

Pérez-Cutillas P, Goyena E, Chitimia L, De la Rúa P, Bernal LJ, Fisa R, Riera C, Iborra A, Murcia L, Segovia M, Berriatua E. 2015. Spatial distribution of human asymptomatic Leishmania infantum infection in southeast Spain: A study of environmental, demographicand social risk factors. Acta Tropica 146:127-134. [pdf]


To solve or in press

Bichaud L, de Lamballerie X, Alkan C, Izri A, Gould EA, Charrel RN. in press. Arthropods as a source of new RNA viruses. Microbial Pathogenesis. In press. [pdf]

Cuervo PF, Rinaldi L, Cringoli G. 2015. Modeling the extrinsic incubation of Dirofilaria immitis in South America based on monthly and continuous climatic data. Veterinary Parasitology. In press. [pdf]

Hodžić A, Alić A, Fuehrer HP, Harl J, Wille-Piazzai W, Duscher GG. 2015. A molecular survey of vector-borne pathogens in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Parasites & Vectors. In press. [pdf]

Lawrence AL, Hii SF, Jirsová D, Panáková L, Ionică AM, Gilchrist K, Modry D, Mihalca AD, Webb CE, Traub RJ, Slapeta J. 2015. Integrated morphological and molecular identification of cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) and dog fleas (Ctenocephalides canis) vectoring Rickettsia felis in central Europe. Veterinary Parasitology. In press. [pdf]

Lebl K, Zittra C, Silbermayr K, Obwaller A, Berer D ,Brugger K, Walter M, Pinior B, Fuehrer HP, Rubel F. in press. Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) and their relevance as disease vectors in the city of Vienna, Austria. Parasitology Research. In press. [pdf]

Maia C, Parreira R, Cristóvão JM, Freitas FB, Afonso MO, Campino L. 2015. Molecular detection of Leishmania DNA and identification of blood meals in wild caught phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) from southern Portugal. Parasites & Vectors 8:173. [pdf]

Matei IA, Kalmár Z, Magdas C, Magdas V, Toriay H, Dumitrache MO, Ionică AM, D'Amico G, Sándor AD, Mărcuțan DI, Domșa C, Gherman CM, Mihalca AD. 2015. Anaplasma phagocytophilum in questing Ixodes ricinus ticks from Romania. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases. In press. [pdf]

Mihalca AD. 2015. Ticks imported to Europe with exotic reptiles. Veterinary Parasitology. In press. [pdf]

Otranto D, Dantas-Torres F. 2015. Transmission of the eyeworm Thelazia callipaeda: between fantasy and reality. Parasites & Vectors 8:273. [pdf]

Wiegmann L, Silaghi C, Obiegala A, Karnath C, Langer S, Ternes K, Kämmerling J, Osmann C, Pfeffer M. 2015. Occurrence of Babesia species in captive reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) in Germany. Veterinary Parasitology. In press. [pdf]