Funding for this research was provided by:
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (not applicable)
Received: 12 August 2018
Accepted: 21 December 2018
First Online: 11 January 2019
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: The study involved testing of ticks, collected in the field during questing or from domesticated animals and no institutional or regional ethics committee approval was required. Removal of ticks from infested domestic animals was carried out with the informed consent and cooperation of the caretakers and/or owners.
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