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dc.contributor.authorHeylen, D
dc.contributor.authorLasters, R
dc.contributor.authorAdriaensen, F
dc.contributor.authorFonville, M
dc.contributor.authorSprong, H
dc.contributor.authorMatthysen, E
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-08T07:32:24Z
dc.date.available2019-04-08T07:32:24Z
dc.date.issued2019-03-16
dc.identifier.issn1879-1026
dc.identifier.pmid30921726
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.03.235
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10029/623003
dc.description.abstractGreen spaces in the city are important for human wellbeing, but are also zones in which humans can become infected with zoonotic diseases. Therefore, there is a need to understand how infection risk is related to green space characteristics, wildlife communities and connectivity with rural areas hosting reservoir populations of hosts. Our hypothesis is that wildlife hosts in urban green spaces, and thereby the prevalence of questing ticks and their Lyme disease causing pathogens (Borrelia burgdorferi s.l.), can be partly predicted based on green space characteristics as well as measures of connectivity to known source areas. We sampled ticks in twenty-two green spaces during Spring (2014 and 2016) and Autumn 2016, located along an urbanization gradient in Antwerp (Belgium). More than 18,000 men_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess
dc.subjectBorrelia burgdorferi s.len_US
dc.subjectIxodes ricinusen_US
dc.subjectLandscape connectivityen_US
dc.subjectUrbanen_US
dc.titleTicks and tick-borne diseases in the city: Role of landscape connectivity and green space characteristics in a metropolitan area.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalSci Total Environ 2019; 670:941-9en_US
dc.source.journaltitleThe Science of the total environment


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