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Publication type: Journal Article
Document type: Full Paper

Year: 2015

Author(s): Boehnke, D; Brugger, K; Pfäffle, M; Sebastian, P; Norra, S; Petney, T; Oehme, R; Littwin, N; Lebl, K; Raith, J; Walter, M; Gebhardt, R; Rubel, F

Title: Estimating Ixodes ricinus densities on the landscape scale.

Source: Int J Health Geogr. 2015; 14:23



Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Bakran-Lebl Karin
Brugger Katharina
Raith Johannes
Rubel Franz
Walter Melanie

Vetmed Research Units
Unit of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology


Abstract:
The study describes the estimation of the spatial distribution of questing nymphal tick densities by investigating Ixodes ricinus in Southwest Germany as an example. The production of high-resolution maps of questing tick densities is an important key to quantify the risk of tick-borne diseases. Previous I. ricinus maps were based on quantitative as well as semi-quantitative categorisations of the tick density observed at study sites with different vegetation types or indices, all compiled on local scales. Here, a quantitative approach on the landscape scale is introduced.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
Environment*
Germany/epidemiology
Insect Vectors
Ixodes/growth & development*
Lyme Disease
Poisson Distribution
Population Density
Tick Infestations/epidemiology*


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