Iksodin?s erk?s – Laimo ligos perneš?jos Vilniaus mieste Ixodidae Ticks are Vector of Lyme disease in Vilnius city

by Kazlauskien?, Rita

Abstract (Summary)
The experiments were carried out in Buk?iai and Vingis parks of Vilnius city in 2005 and they were compared with the experiments of other authors performed in Buk?iai park of Vilnius city in 1998. It was determined that the amount and activity of Ixodes ricinus tick in Buk?iai park in 2005 comparing with the year of 1998 is bigger. A bigger amount and activity of ticks in Buk?iai park comparing it with Vingis park was found out. The results of all the observations show that the activity of ticks in Buk?iai park in 2005 continued for 202 days, while in Vingis park it continued for 195 days. The ticks in Buk?iai park in 1998 were active for 200 days. In Buk?iai park the amount of grown-up ticks is smaller than in Vingis park, but the amount of nymphs and larvae is tripple. Grown-ups are the most active in both parks; they were found every ten days of each month. In Buk?iai park in 1998 the amount and activity of grown-ups and nymphs were bigger than in 2005. Not a single larva was found in 1998 whereas in 2005 they were already active. Out of all 162 ticks gathered in Buk?iai park in 2005, 18 were infected with the provocative of Lyme disease ( that makes up 11,1 per cent). Comparing these experiments with the experiments carried out in 1998, that is 1,6 times bigger. Out of all 137 ticks gathered in Vingis park in 2005, 16 individuals were infected (that makes up 11,6 per cent).
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Advisor:Skirkevi?ius, Algirdas; Stonis, J.R.; Petkevi?ius, S.; Semaška, Vytautas; Noreika, Remigijus; Prakapien?, Birut?; Sruoga, Aniolas; Žygutien��, M.; Smaliukas, Domas; Bagdonas, J.


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Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:laimo liga lyme disease


Date of Publication:06/14/2006

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