Year 2020, Volume 67 , Issue 4, Pages 393 - 397 2020-09-01

Potential risk in public parks: Investigation of the tick species (Acari: Ixodida) in Bursa metropolitan area, Turkey

Levent AYDIN [1] , Oya GİRİŞGİN [2] , Mehmet ÖZÜİÇLİ [3] , Ahmet Onur GİRİŞGİN [4] , Gözde COŞKUNSERÇE [5]


Ticks feed on a wide variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, and even amphibians. The majority of ticks choose specific animal species that are of no medical or veterinary importance for feeding, while others grasp a wide range of hosts, such as pet-breeding animals or humans. They can also transmit many human and animal pathogens include viruses, bacteria, rickettsia and protozoa in Turkey. This study was carried out to detect the distribution of ticks in public parks in six districts (Osmangazi, Yıldırım, Nilüfer, Gürsu, Kestel, Mudanya) of Bursa Metropolitan Municipality area (city centre) in Turkey, between May 2016 and May 2018. A total of 6186 ticks were collected with flagging or CO2 trapping method from the public parks. The collected ticks were kept in 70% alcohol and then were identified under a stereomicroscope. Seven hard or soft tick species according to five genera were identified as Rhipicephalus sanguineus, R. turanicus, Hyalomma marginatum, H. aegyptium, Dermacentor marginatus, Ixodes ricinus and Argas persicus. Among them, R. sanguineus was the most abundant (59.79%) tick in the public parks. Ixodes ricinus increased significantly primarily in the forest areas. This is the first record of tick species in public parks in Turkey and these results may give us an acute insight into the prevalence of tick-borne infections in pets and humans.
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Primary Language en
Subjects Veterinary
Journal Section Research Article
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-2875-8003
Author: Levent AYDIN
Institution: Bursa Uludağ University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Parasitology, Bursa
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-9896-1093
Author: Oya GİRİŞGİN
Institution: Bursa Uludağ University, Vocational School of Karacabey, Bursa
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-3415-2582
Author: Mehmet ÖZÜİÇLİ
Institution: Bursa Uludağ University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Parasitology, Bursa
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-0020-2708
Author: Ahmet Onur GİRİŞGİN (Primary Author)
Institution: Bursa Uludağ University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Parasitology, Bursa
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-6365-3461
Author: Gözde COŞKUNSERÇE
Institution: Bursa Uludağ University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Parasitology, Bursa
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : September 1, 2020

Bibtex @research article { auvfd658135, journal = {Ankara Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi}, issn = {}, eissn = {1308-2817}, address = {}, publisher = {Ankara University}, year = {2020}, volume = {67}, pages = {393 - 397}, doi = {10.33988/auvfd.658135}, title = {Potential risk in public parks: Investigation of the tick species (Acari: Ixodida) in Bursa metropolitan area, Turkey}, key = {cite}, author = {Aydın, Levent and Gi̇ri̇şgi̇n, Oya and Özüi̇çli̇, Mehmet and Gi̇ri̇şgi̇n, Ahmet Onur and Coşkunserçe, Gözde} }
APA Aydın, L , Gi̇ri̇şgi̇n, O , Özüi̇çli̇, M , Gi̇ri̇şgi̇n, A , Coşkunserçe, G . (2020). Potential risk in public parks: Investigation of the tick species (Acari: Ixodida) in Bursa metropolitan area, Turkey . Ankara Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi , 67 (4) , 393-397 . DOI: 10.33988/auvfd.658135
MLA Aydın, L , Gi̇ri̇şgi̇n, O , Özüi̇çli̇, M , Gi̇ri̇şgi̇n, A , Coşkunserçe, G . "Potential risk in public parks: Investigation of the tick species (Acari: Ixodida) in Bursa metropolitan area, Turkey" . Ankara Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi 67 (2020 ): 393-397 <http://vetjournal.ankara.edu.tr/en/pub/issue/56621/658135>
Chicago Aydın, L , Gi̇ri̇şgi̇n, O , Özüi̇çli̇, M , Gi̇ri̇şgi̇n, A , Coşkunserçe, G . "Potential risk in public parks: Investigation of the tick species (Acari: Ixodida) in Bursa metropolitan area, Turkey". Ankara Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi 67 (2020 ): 393-397
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EndNote %0 Ankara Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi Potential risk in public parks: Investigation of the tick species (Acari: Ixodida) in Bursa metropolitan area, Turkey %A Levent Aydın , Oya Gi̇ri̇şgi̇n , Mehmet Özüi̇çli̇ , Ahmet Onur Gi̇ri̇şgi̇n , Gözde Coşkunserçe %T Potential risk in public parks: Investigation of the tick species (Acari: Ixodida) in Bursa metropolitan area, Turkey %D 2020 %J Ankara Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi %P -1308-2817 %V 67 %N 4 %R doi: 10.33988/auvfd.658135 %U 10.33988/auvfd.658135
ISNAD Aydın, Levent , Gi̇ri̇şgi̇n, Oya , Özüi̇çli̇, Mehmet , Gi̇ri̇şgi̇n, Ahmet Onur , Coşkunserçe, Gözde . "Potential risk in public parks: Investigation of the tick species (Acari: Ixodida) in Bursa metropolitan area, Turkey". Ankara Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi 67 / 4 (September 2020): 393-397 . https://doi.org/10.33988/auvfd.658135
AMA Aydın L , Gi̇ri̇şgi̇n O , Özüi̇çli̇ M , Gi̇ri̇şgi̇n A , Coşkunserçe G . Potential risk in public parks: Investigation of the tick species (Acari: Ixodida) in Bursa metropolitan area, Turkey. Ankara Univ Vet Fak Derg. 2020; 67(4): 393-397.
Vancouver Aydın L , Gi̇ri̇şgi̇n O , Özüi̇çli̇ M , Gi̇ri̇şgi̇n A , Coşkunserçe G . Potential risk in public parks: Investigation of the tick species (Acari: Ixodida) in Bursa metropolitan area, Turkey. Ankara Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi. 2020; 67(4): 393-397.
IEEE L. Aydın , O. Gi̇ri̇şgi̇n , M. Özüi̇çli̇ , A. Gi̇ri̇şgi̇n and G. Coşkunserçe , "Potential risk in public parks: Investigation of the tick species (Acari: Ixodida) in Bursa metropolitan area, Turkey", Ankara Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi, vol. 67, no. 4, pp. 393-397, Sep. 2020, doi:10.33988/auvfd.658135