24 jan

First Molecular Evidence of Zoonotic Bacteria in Ticks in Bosnia and Herzegovina

A. Hodzic, H.-P. Fuehrer and G. G. Duscher

Department of Pathobiology, Institute of Parasitology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Vienna, Austria

This study reports the occurrence of emerging zoonotic bacteria in ticks from Bosnia and Herzegovina for the first time, indicating a public health threat to humans. Therefore, physicians and practitioners should be aware of the presence of these tick‐borne bacteria, especially when they are faced with acute febrile illnesses after tick exposure.

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