The Major Rivers and the Genesis of the Recent Area of Ticks Ixodes persulcatus in Western Siberia

  • Valerie V. YakimenkoEmail author
Part of the Parasitology Research Monographs book series (Parasitology Res. Monogr., volume 12)


During the time of the study of carriers of agents of diseases in Western Siberia, which coincides with the period of the study of tick-borne encephalitis (from the 1940s of the twentieth century), a change in the area of common species ticks, including the Ixodes persulcatus, is recorded. Important effects of this process are based on the major rivers of the West Siberia, which had become distribution paths for many species in the northern and southern directions starting from the main area. However, the key role in this process belongs to the changing of the landscape as a result of intense human economic activities in times of climate change.


Ob and Irtysh rivers Western Siberia Area Ixodes persulcatus Vector Ticks borne encephalitis Ixodid tick-borne borreliosis 


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  1. 1.Laboratory of Arbovirus InfectionsResearch Institute of Nature-Foci InfectionsOmskRussia

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