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Neglected aspects of tick-borne rickettsioses

Overview of attention for article published in Parasites & Vectors, April 2018
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Neglected aspects of tick-borne rickettsioses
Published in
Parasites & Vectors, April 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13071-018-2856-y
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Laura Tomassone, Aránzazu Portillo, Markéta Nováková, Rita de Sousa, José Antonio Oteo


Rickettsioses are among the oldest known infectious diseases. In spite of this, and of the extensive research carried out, many aspects of the biology and epidemiology of tick-borne rickettsiae are far from being completely understood. Their association with arthropod vectors, the importance of vertebrates as reservoirs, the rarity of clinical signs in animals, or the interactions of pathogenic species with rickettsial endosymbionts and with the host intracellular environment, are only some examples. Moreover, new rickettsiae are continuously being discovered. In this review, we focus on the 'neglected' aspects of tick-borne rickettsioses and on the gaps in knowledge, which could help to explain why these infections are still emerging and re-emerging threats worldwide.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 135 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 28 21%
Researcher 23 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 13%
Student > Bachelor 11 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 5%
Other 16 12%
Unknown 32 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 21 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 14 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 8 6%
Other 14 10%
Unknown 41 30%

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