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Pan-European tick distributions: where are they now, and where are they going?

Edited by: 

Filipe Dantas-Torres, MV, MSc, DSc, PhD, FRES, EBVS Veterinary Specialist in Parasitology, Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

This article collection has been created for veterinarians, parasitologists and researchers to provide a substantial amount of scientific information around current and projected future tick occurrences at a European-level, along with precise country-level data.

There has been a lack of information on tick occurrence at a European level, which hinders the veterinary profession’s ability to accurately deliver pet owners with parasite protection advice. This collection includes three University of Liverpool manuscripts on historic data sets, a tick distribution model and projected future tick distribution within the climate change hypothesis. This is further complemented with local tick collection studies. These manuscripts provide extensive reports of tick presence by individual country.

The article processing charges for the articles in the collection have been funded by The University of Liverpool or by MSD Animal Health unless otherwise noted in the individual articles and a detailed conflict of interest statement is included within each article. The articles in this collection have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process and each article can also be found individually in the journal.

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Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editor has no competing interests with the submissions which he handles through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Editor has competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.

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  1. Changing geographical and seasonal activity patterns of ticks may increase the risk of tick infestation and tick-borne pathogen (TBP) transmission for both humans and animals.

    Authors: Julia Probst, Andrea Springer, Volker Fingerle and Christina Strube
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:87
  2. The ticks Ixodes ricinus and Dermacentor reticulatus are two of the most important vectors in Europe. Climate niche modelling has been used in many studies to attempt to explain their distribution and to predict ...

    Authors: Madeleine Noll, Richard Wall, Benjamin L. Makepeace, Hannah Newbury, Lukasz Adaszek, René Bødker, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Jacques Guillot, Isabel Pereira da Fonseca, Julia Probst, Paul Overgaauw, Christina Strube, Fathiah Zakham, Stefania Zanet and Hannah Rose Vineer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:384
  3. Ticks carry microbes, some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals. To assess this One Health challenge, 342 ticks were collected from pet dogs and cats at 10 veterinary clinics in Finland as part of th...

    Authors: Fathiah Zakham, Essi M. Korhonen, Petteri T. Puonti, Robert S. Castrén, Ruut Uusitalo, Teemu Smura, Ravi Kant, Olli Vapalahti, Tarja Sironen and Paula M. Kinnunen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:327
  4. The distributions of ticks and tick-borne pathogens are thought to have changed rapidly over the last two decades, with their ranges expanding into new regions. This expansion has been driven by a range of env...

    Authors: Madeleine Noll, Richard Wall, Benjamin L. Makepeace and Hannah Rose Vineer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:141