Selected articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals authored or co-authored by Society members


Bacsadi Á, Papp A, Szeredi L, Tóth G, Nemes C, Imre V, Tolnai ZSzéll ZSréter T. (2016) Retrospective study on the distribution of Dirofilaria immitis in dogs  in Hungary. Veterinary Parasitology 220: 83-86.

Becskei C, De Bock F, Illambas J, Mahabir SP, Farkas R, Six RH. (2016) Efficacy and safety of a novel oral isoxazoline, sarolaner (SimparicaTM)in the treatment of naturally occurring flea and tick infestations indogs presented as veterinary patients in Europe. Veterinary Parasitology 222: 49-55.

Borzák R, Molnár K, Cech G, Papp M, Deák-Paulus P, Székely C (2016) Description of two new Myxobolus species (M. peleci n. sp. and M. cultrati n. sp.) detected during an intensive mortality of sichel [Pelecus cultratus (L.)] in Lake Balaton, Hungary. Systematic Parasitology 93: 667-677.

Egri B, Stipkovits L, Piszmán R. (2016): Haematopinus infestations and Mycoplasma infections of buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) herds in natural parks of Hungary. Journal of Buffalo Science 5. 3: 53-59. 

Forró BEszterbauer E. (2016) Correlation between host specificity and genetic diversity for the muscle-dwelling fish parasite Myxobolus pseudodispar: examples of myxozoan host-shift? Folia Parasitologica 63: 2016019.

Földvári G, Siroky P, Majoros GSzekeres S, Sprong H. (2016) Dermacentor reticulatus: a vector on the rise. Parasites and Vectors 9: 314.

Hartigan A, Estensoro I, Vancová M, Bílý T, Patra S, Eszterbauer E, Holzer AS. (2016) New cell motility model observed in parasitic cnidarian Sphaerospora molnari (Myxozoa:Myxosporea) blood stages in fish. Scientific Reports 6: 39093.

Hornok S, Abichu G, Takács N, Gyuranecz M, Farkas R, Fernández de Mera IG, de la Fuente J. (2016) Molecular screening of Anaplasmataceae in ticks and tsetse flies from Ethiopia. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica 64: 65-70. 

Hornok S, Flaisz B, Takács N, Kontschán J, Csörgő T, Csipak Á, Jaksa BR, Kováts D. (2016) Bird ticks in Hungary reflect western, southern, eastern flyway connections and two genetic lineages of Ixodes frontalis and Haemaphysalis concinna. Parasites and Vectors 9: 101. 

Hornok S, Görföl T, Estók P, Tu VT, Kontschán J. (2016) Description of a new tick species, Ixodes collaris n. sp. (Acari: Ixodidae), from bats (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae, Rhinolophidae) in Vietnam. Parasites and Vectors 9: 332. 

Hornok S, Kartali K, Takács N, Hofmann-Lehmann R. (2016) Uneven seasonal distribution of Babesia canis and its two 18S rDNA genotypes in questing Dermacentor reticulatus ticks in urban habitats. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases 7:694-697.

Hornok S, Kováts D, Angyal D, Dányi L, Kovács R, Kontschán J. (2016) Description of the male and the larva of Ixodes ariadnae Hornok, 2014, Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases 7: 1252-1255. 

Hornok S, Kováts D, Flaisz B, Csörgő T, Könczöl Á, Balogh GT, Csorba A, Hunyadi A. (2016) An unexpected advantage of insectivorism: insect moulting hormones ingested by song birds affect their ticks. Scientific Reports 6: 23390.

Marton S, Bányai K, Forró B, Lengyel G, Székely C, Varga Á, Molnár K (2016) Molecular genetic investigations on Balantidium ctenopharyngodoni Chen, 1955 a parasite of the grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica 64: 213-221.

Molnár K, Gibson D I, Majoros G, Székely C, Sándor D, Cech G. (2016) Malformations of the gill filaments of the ruffe Gymnocephalus cernuus (L.) (Pisces) caused by echinostomatid metacercariae. Journal of Fish Diseases 39: 1357-1367.

Molnár K, Szilágyi G, Mosonyi G, Varga Á, Székely C. (2016) Histological investigation on Ancyrocephalus paradoxus(Dactylogyridea: Ancyrocephalidae) infection causing mortalities in an intensively cultured pikeperch (Sander lucioperca (L.)) stock. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica 64: 201-212.

Perez KE, Werren RL, Lynum CA, Hartman LA, Majoros G, Cole RA. (2016) Genetic structure of faucet snail, Bithynia tentaculate populations in north America based on microsatellite marker. Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation 19: 56-68. 

Pfister K, Scheuerle M, van Doorn D, Osterman Lind E, Stear M, Menzel M, Farkas R, Steiner B, Rotenanger E, Hertzberg H, Becher A. (2016) Insights, experiences and scientific findings of a successful worm control in horses in several European countries and some perspectives for the future. 10th IEIDC Abstracts-Parasitology. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 39: S45-S55.

Rangel L F, Castro R, Rocha S, Cech G, Casal G, Azevedo C, Székely C, Cavaleiro F, Santos M J. (2016) Description of new types of sphaeractinomyxon actinospores (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) from marine tubificid oligochaetes, with a discussion on the validity of the tetraspora and the endocapsa as actinospore collective group names. Parasitology Research 115: 2341–2351.

Rigó K, Majoros G, Szekeres S, Molnár I, Jablonszky M, Majláthová V, Majláth I, Földvári G. (2016) Identification of Hepatozoon erhardovae Krampitz, 1964 from bank voles (Myodes glareolus) and fleas in Southern Hungary. Parasitology Research 115: 2409-2413.

Rónai Z, Eszterbauer E, Csivincsik Á, Guti CF, Dencső L, Jánosi S, Dán Á. (2016) Detection of wide genetic diversity and several novel strains among non-avium nontuberculous mycobacteria isolated from farmed and wild animals in Hungary. Journal of Applied Microbiology 121: 41-54.

Rosenthal B M, Dunams-Morel D, Ostoros G, Molnár K. (2016) Coccidian parasites of fish encompass profound phylogenetic diversity and gave rise to each of the major parasitic groups in terrestrial vertebrates. Infection Genetics and Evolution 40: 219-227.

Székely C, Atkinson S D, Molnár K, Egyed L, Gubányi A, Cech G. (2016) A synopsis of records of myxozoan parasites (Cnidaria: Myxozoa) from shrews, with additional data on Soricimyxum fegati from common shrew Sorex araneus in Hungary and pygmy shrew Sorex minutus in Slovakia. Folia Parasitologica 63: 021.

Szekeres S, Docters van Leeuwen A, Rigó K, Jablonszky M, Majoros G, Sprong H, Földvári G. (2016) Prevalence and diversity of human pathogenic rickettsiae in urban versus rural habitats, Hungary. Experimental and Applied Acarology 68: 223-226. 

Tappe D, Sulyok M, Riu T, Rózsa L, Bodó I, Schoen C, Muntau B, Babocsay G, Hardi R. (2016) Co-infections in Visceral Pentastomiasis, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Emerging Infectious Diseases 22: 1333-1339.

van Duijvendijk G, Coipan C, Wagemakers A, Fonville M, Ersöz J, Oei A, Földvári G, Hovius J, Takken W, Sprong H.(2016) Larvae of Ixodes ricinus transmit Borrelia afzelii and B. miyamotoi to vertebrate hosts, Parasites and Vectors 9: 97.

Varga Z, Sellyei B, Paulus P, Papp M, Molnár K, Székely C. (2016) Isolation and characterisation of Flavobacteria from wild and cultured freshwater fish species in Hungary. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica: 13-25.

Zhao D, Borkhanuddin M H, Wang W, Liu Y, Cech G, Zhai Y, Székely C. (2016) The life cycle of Thelohanellus kitauei(Myxozoa: Myxosporea) infecting common carp (Cyprinus carpio) involves aurantiactinomyxon in Branchiura sowerbyi. Parasitology Research 115: 4317-4325.


Antal L, Székely C, Molnár K. (2015) Parasitic infections of two invasive fish species, the Caucasian dwarf goby and the Amur sleeper, in Hungary. Acta Vet Hungarica 63:472-84.

Cech G, Borzák R, Molnár K, Székely C. (2015) Three new species of Myxobolus bütschli, 1882 (Myxozoa: Myxobolidae) infecting the common nase Chondrostoma nasus (L.) in the River Danube. Systematic Parasitology 92:101-11.

Csöndes J, Majoros G, Lajos Z, Psáder R, Vajdovich P, Manczur F, Máthé Á. (2015) Angiostrongylosis-related restrictive pneumopathy assessed by arterial blood gas analysis in a dog. Acta Vet Hungarica 63:16-29.

de Bruin A, van Leeuwen AD, Jahfari S, Takken W, Földvári M, Dremmel L, Sprong H, Földvári G. (2015) Vertical transmission of Bartonella schoenbuchensis in Lipoptena cervi. Parasites and Vectors 8:176.

Dóczi I, Bereczki L, Gyetvai T, Fejes I, Skribek Á, Szabó Á, Berkes S, Tiszlavicz L, Bartha N, Bende B, Kis E, Kucsera I. (2015) Description of five dirofilariasis cases in South Hungary and review epidemiology of this disease for the country. Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift 127:696-702.

Eszterbauer E, Forró B, Tolnai Z, Guti CF, Zsigmond G, Hoitsy G, Kallert DM. (2015) Parental genetic diversity of brown trout (Salmo trutta m. fario) brood stock affects offspring susceptibility to whirling disease. Parasites and Vectors 8:141.

Farkas R, Takács N, Hornyák Á, Nachum-Biala Y, Hornok S, Baneth G. (2015) First report on Babesia cf. microti infection of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) from Hungary. Parasites and Vectors 8:55.

Hornok S, Estók P, Kováts D, Flaisz B, Takács N, Szőke K, Krawczyk A, Kontschán J, Gyuranecz M, Fedák A, Farkas R, Haarsma AJ, Sprong H. (2015) Screening of bat faeces for arthropod-borne apicomplexan protozoa: Babesia canis and Besnoitia besnoiti-like sequences from Chiroptera. Parasites and Vectors 8:441.

Hornok S, Estrada-Peña A, Kontschán J, Plantard O, Kunz B, Mihalca AD, Thabah A, Tomanović S, Burazerović J, Takács N, Görföl T, Estók P, Tu VT, Szőke K, Fernández de Mera IG, de la Fuente J, Takahashi M, Yamauchi T, Takano A. (2015) High degree of mitochondrial gene heterogeneity in the bat tick species Ixodes vespertilionis, I. ariadnae and I. simplex from Eurasia. Parasites and Vectors 8:457.

Hornok S, Fedák A, Baska F, Basso W, Dencső L, Tóth G, Szeredi L, Abonyi T, Dénes B. (2015) Vector-borne transmission of Besnoitia besnoiti by blood-sucking and secretophagous flies: epidemiological and clinicopathological implications. Parasites and Vectors. 8:450.

Hornok S, Földvári G, Rigó K, Meli ML, Gönczi E, Répási A, Farkas R, Papp I, Kontschán J, Hofmann-Lehmann R. (2015) Synanthropic rodents and their ectoparasites as carriers of a novel haemoplasma and vector-borne, zoonotic pathogens indoors. Parasites and Vectors. 8:27.

Hornok S, Kontschán J, Estrada-Peña A, de Mera IG, Tomanović S, de la Fuente J. (2015) Contributions to the morphology and phylogeny of the newly discovered bat tick species, Ixodes ariadnae in comparison with I. vespertilionis and I. simplex. Parasites and Vectors 8:47.

Hornok S, Mester A, Takács N, Baska F, Majoros G, Fok É, Biksi I, Német Z, Hornyák Á, Jánosi S, Farkas R. (2015) Sarcocystis-infection of cattle in Hungary. Parasites and Vectors 8:69.

Hornok S, Takács N, Kontschán J, György Z, Micsutka A, Iceton S, Flaisz B, Farkas R, Hofmann-Lehmann R. (2015) Diversity of Haemaphysalis-associated piroplasms of ruminants in Central-Eastern Europe, Hungary. Parasites and Vectors 8:627.

Hornok S, Takács N, Szőke K, Kunz B. (2015) First record of Ixodes ariadnae in Germany – Short communication. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica 63:347-51.

Molnar K, Gibson DI, Cech G, Papp M, Deak-Paulus P, Juhasz L, Toth N, Szekely C. (2015) The occurrence of metacercariae of Petasiger (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) in an unusual site, within the lateral line scales of cyprinid fishes. Folia Parasitologica 62. 2015.017.

Rózsa L, Apari P, Müller V. (2015) The microbiome mutiny hypothesis: can our microbiome turn against us when we are old or seriously ill? Biology Direct 10:3.

Schnyder M, Schaper R, Lukács Z, Hornok S, Farkas R. (2015) Combined serological detection of circulating Angiostrongylus vasorum antigen and parasite-specific antibodies in dogs from Hungary. Parasitology Research 114 Suppl 1:S145-54.

Széll Z, Tolnai Z, Sréter T. (2015) Environmental determinants of the spatial distribution of Mesocestoides spp. and sensitivity of flotation method for the diagnosis of mesocestoidosis. Veterinary Parasitology 212:427-30.

Szekely C, Cech G, Atkinson SD, Molnar K, Egyed L, Gubanyi A. (2015) A novel myxozoan parasite of terrestrial mammals: description of Soricimyxum minuti sp. n. (Myxosporea) in pygmy shrew Sorex minutus from Hungary. Folia Parasitologica 62. pii: 2015.045.

Székely C, Molnár K, Cech G. (2015) Description of Myxobolus balatonicus n. sp. (Myxozoa: Myxobolidae) from the common carp Cyprinus carpio L. in Lake Balaton. Systematic Parasitology 91:71-9.

Székely C, Cech G, Chaudhary A, Borzák R, Singh HS, Molnár K. (2015) Myxozoan infections of the three Indian major carps in fish ponds around Meerut, UP, India, with descriptions of three new species, Myxobolus basuhaldari sp. n., M. kalavatiae sp. n. and M. meerutensis sp. n., and the redescription of M. catlae and M. bhadrensis. Parasitology Research 114:1301-11.

Szekeres S, Coipan EC, Rigó K, Majoros G, Jahfari S, Sprong H, Földvári G. (2015) Eco-epidemiology of Borrelia miyamotoi and Lyme borreliosis spirochetes in a popular hunting and recreational forest area in Hungary. Parasites and Vectors 8:309.

Szekeres S, Coipan EC, Rigó K, Majoros G, Jahfari S, Sprong H, Földvári G (2015) Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in natural rodent and tick communities in Southern Hungary. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 6: 111-116.

Tappe D, Sulyok M, Rózsa L, Muntau B, Haeupler A, Bodó I, Hardi R. (2015) Molecular diagnosis of abdominal Armillifer grandis pentastomiasis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 53:2362-4.

Tolnai Z, Sréter-Lancz Z, Sréter T. (2015) Spatial distribution of Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Hepatozoon canis in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Hungary. Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases 6:645-8.

Tolnai Z, Széll Z, Sréter T. (2015) Environmental determinants of the spatial distribution of Angiostrongylus vasorum, Crenosoma vulpis and Eucoleus aerophilus in Hungary. Veterinary Parasitology 207:355-8.

Vayssier-Taussat M, Kazimirova M, Hubalek Z, Hornok S, Farkas R, Cosson JF, Bonnet S, Vourch G, Gasqui P, Mihalca AD, Plantard O, Silaghi C, Cutler S, Rizzoli A. (2015) Emerging horizons for tick-borne pathogens: from the ‘one pathogen-one disease’ vision to the pathobiome paradigm. Future Microbiology 10:2033-43.


Egri B. (2014): The prevalence of three major endo- and ectoparasitoses (fascioloidosis, hypodermosis and deer ked) of European Cervidae in North-West Hungary (1999-2011). Japanese Journal of Veterinary Parasitology 13. 1: 7-12.

Földvári G, Jahfari S, Rigó K, Jablonszky M, Szekeres SMajoros G, Tóth M, Molnár V, Coipan EC, Sprong H (2014) Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in urban hedgehogs. Emerging Infectious Diseases 20: 496-498.

Rizzoli A, Silaghi C, Obiegala A, Rudolf I, Hubalek Z, Földvári G, Plantard O, Vayssier-Taussat M, Bonnet S, Spitalska E, Kazimirova M (2014) Ixodes ricinus and its transmitted pathogens in urban and peri-urban areas in Europe: new hazards and relevance for public health. Frontiers in Public Health 2:251.

Erdélyi K, Mezősi L, Vladov S, Földvári G. (2014) Fatal acute babesiosis in captive grey wolves (Canis lupus) due to Babesia canis. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 5(3): 281-283.

Farkas R, Gyurkovszky M, Lukács Z, Aladics B, Solymosi N. (2014) Seroprevalence of some vector-borne infections of dogs in Hungary.Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 14: 256-260.

Hornok S, Földvári G, Rigó K, Meli ML, Tóth M, Molnár V, Gönczi E, Farkas R, Hofmann-Lehmann R (2014) Vector-borne agents detected in fleas of the northern white-breasted hedgehog. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 14: 74-76.

Hornok S, Fedák A, Baska F, Hofmann-Lehmann R, Basso W. (2014) Bovine besnoitiosis emerging in Central-Eastern Europe, Hungary. Parasites & Vectors 7:20.

Halos L, Beugnet F, Cardoso L, Farkas R, Franc M, Guillot J, Pfister K, Vall R. (2014): Flea control failure? Myths and realities. Trends in Parasitology, 23: 228-233.

Hornok S, Basso W, Fedák A, Baska F, Dencsó L, Abonyi T, Dénes B. (2014): Epidemiological incestigations of bovine besnoitiosis in Hungary, Parasites & Vectors 7: 1.

Farkas, R, Solymosi N, Takács N, Hornyák Á, Hornok S, Nachum-Biala Y, Baneth G. (2014): First molecular evidence of Hepatozoon canis infection in red foxes and golden jackals from Hungary, Parasites & Vectors 7: 303.

Beugnet F, Bourdeau P, Chalvet-Monfray C, Cozma V, Farkas R, Guillot J, Halos L, Joachim A, Losson B, Miro G, Otranto D, Renaud M, Rinaldi L. (2014): Parasites of domestic owned cats in Europe: co-infestations and risk factors, Parasites & Vectors 7: 291.

Beugnet F, Labuschagne M, Fourie J, Guillot J, Farkas R, Cozma V, Halos L Hellmann K, Knaus M, Rehbein S. (2014): Occurence of Dipylidium caninum in fleas from client-owned cats and dogs in Europe using a new PVR detection assay, Veterinary Parasitology 205: 300-306.

Hornok S, Kováts D, Csörgő T, Meli LM, Gönczi E, Hadnagy Zs, Takács N, Farkas R, Hofmann-Lehmann R. (2014): Birds as potential reservoirs of tick-borne pathogens: first evidence of bacteraemia with Rickettsia helvetica. Parasites & Vectors 7: 128.

Hornok S, Kontschán J, Kováts D, Kováts R, Angyal D, Görföl T, Polacsek Zs, Kalmár Zs, Mihalka DA. (2014): Bat ticks revisited: Ixodes ariadnae sp. nov. and allopatric genotypes of I. vespertilionis in caves of Hungary, Parasites & Vectors 7: 202.

Gyuranecz M, Sulyok KM, Balla E, Mag T, Balázs A, Simor Z, Dénes B, Hornok S, Bajnóczi P, Hornstra HM, Pearson T, Keim P, Dán Á. (2014): Q fever epidemic in Hungary, 2013 Eurosurveillance 19 (30) pii: 20863

Jahfari S, Coipan EC, Fonville M, Docters van Leeuwen A, Hengeveld PD, Heylen D, Heyman P, van Maanen C, Butler CM, Földvári G, Szekeres S, van Duijvendijk G, Tack W, Rijks JM, van der Giessen J, Takken W, van Wieren SE, Takumi K, Sprong H. (2014): Circulation of four Anaplasma phagocytophilum ecotypes in Europe. Parasites &Vectors 7:365

Borkhanuddin MHCech G, Mazelan S, Shaharom-Harrison F, Molnár K, Székely Cs. (2014) Myxobolus ophiocarae sp. n. (Myxozoa: Myxosporea: Bivalvulida) infecting the gill of wild goby, Ophiocara porocephala (Perciformes: Gobioidei) in Malaysia. Parasitology Research, 113(1): 29-37.

Borkhanuddin MHCech G, Molnár K, Németh S, Székely Cs. (2014) Description of raabeia, synactinomyxon and neoactinomyxum developing stages of myxosporeans (Myxozoa) infecting Isochaetides michaelseni Lastočkin (Tubificidae) in Lake Balaton and Kis-Balaton Water Reservoir, Hungary. Systematic Parasitology, 88(3): 245-259.

Eiras JC, Zhang J, Molnár K. (2014) Synopsis of the species of Myxobolus Bütschli, 1882 (Myxozoa: Myxosporea, Myxobolidae) described between 2005 and 2013. Systematic Parasitology, 88(1): 11-36.

Molnár K, Székely Cs. (2014) Tissue preference of some myxobolids (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) from the musculature of European freshwater fishes. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 107: 191-198.

Molnár K, Székely CsGuti CFEszterbauer E. (2014): Two new Myxobolus spp. (Myxozoa: Myxobolidae) from white bream, Blicca bjoerkna (Linnaeus, 1758) developing in basifilamental location of gills. Acta Protozoologica, 53(3): 277-285.

Rangel LF, Rocha S, Borkhanuddin MHCech G, Castro R, Casal G, Azevedo C, Severino R, Székely Cs, Santos MJ. (2014) Ortholinea auratae n. sp. (Myxozoa, Ortholineidae) infecting the urinary bladder of the gilthead seabream Sparus aurata (Teleostei, Sparidae), in a Portuguese fish farm. Parasitology Research, 113(9): 3427-3437.

Székely Cs, Borkhanuddin MH, Cech G, Kelemen O, Molnár K. (2014) Life cycles of three Myxobolus spp. from cyprinid fishes of Lake Balaton, Hungary involve triactinomyxon-type actinospores. Parasitology Research, 113: 2817-2825.

Tolnai Z, Széll Z, Marucci G, Pozio E, Sréter T. (2014) Environmental determinants of the spatial distribution of Trichinella britovi and Trichinella spiralis in Hungary. Veterinary Parasitology 204: 426-429.

Széll Z, Sréter-Lancz Z, Sréter T. (2014) Evaluation of faecal flotation methods followed by species-specific PCR for detection of Echinococcus multilocularis in the definitive hosts. Acta Parasitologica 59: 331-336.

Tolnai Z, Széll Z, Sproch Á, Szeredi L, Sréter T. (2014) Dirofilaria immitis: an emerging parasite in dogs, red foxes and golden jackals in Hungary. Veterinary Parasitology 203:339-342.


Földvári G, Rigó K, Lakos A (2013) Transmission of Rickettsia slovaca and Rickettsia raoultii by male Dermacentor marginatus and Dermacentor reticulatus ticks to humans. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 76: 387-389.

Farkas R, Tánczos B, Gyurkovszky M, Földvári G, Solymosi N, Edelhofer R, Hornok S. (2013) Serological and molecular detection of Theileria equi infection in horses in Hungary. Veterinary Parasitology 193: 143-148.

Lawton SP, Majoros G (2013) A foreign invader or a reclusive native? DNA bar coding reveals a distinct European lineage of the zoonotic parasite Schistosoma turkestanicum (syn. Orientobilharzia turkestanicum (Dutt and Srivastava, 1955)) Infection Genetics and Evolution 14: 186-193.

Hornok S, de la Fuente J, Horváth G, Fernández de Mera IG , Wijnveld M, Tánczos B, Farkas R, Jongejan F (2013) Molecular evidence of Ehrlichia canis and Rickettsia massiliae in ixodid ticks of carnivores from south Hungary Acta Veterinaria Hungarica 61: 42-50.

Hornok S, Csörgő T, de la Fuente J, Gyuranecz M, Privigyei C, Meli ML, Kreizinger Z, Gönczi E, Fernández de Mera IG, Hofmann-Lehmann R. (2013) Synanthropic birds associated with high prevalence of tick-borne rickettsiae and with the first detection of Rickettsia aeschlimannii in Hungary. Vector- Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 13: 77-83.

Kreizinger Z, Hornok S, Dán A, Hresko S, Makrai L, Magyar T, Bhide M, Erdélyi K, Hofmann-Lehmann R, Gyuranecz M. (2013) Prevalence of Francisella tularensis and Francisella-like endosymbionts in the tick population of Hungary and the genetic variability of Francisella-like agents. Vector- Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 13: 160-163.

Hornok S, Fuente J, Horváth G, Fernández de Mera IG, Wijnveld M, Tánczos BFarkas R, Jongejan F. (2013) Molecular evidence of Ehrlichia canis and Rickettsia massiliae in ixodid ticks of carnivores from South Hungary. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica 61:42-50.

Hornok S, Tánczos B, Fernández de Mera IG, de la Fuente J, Hofmann-Lehmann R, Farkas R. (2013) High prevalence of Hepatozoon-infection among shepherd dogs in a region considered to be free of Rhipicephalus sanguineus. Veterinary Parasitology 196: 189-193.

Egri A, Blahó M, Száz D, Kriska G, Majer J, Herczeg T, Gyurkovszky M, Farkas R, Horváth G. (2013) A horizontally polarizing liquid trap enhances the tabanid-capturing efficiency of the classic canopy trap. Bulletin of Entomological Research 28: 1-10.

Estrada-Pena A, Farkas R, Jaenson TG, Koenen F, Madder M, Pascucci I, Salman M, Tarrés-Call J, Jongejan F. (2013)Association of environmental traits with the geographic ranges of ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) of medical and veterinary importance in the western Palearctic. A digital data set. Experimental and Applied Acarology 59:351-366.

Imre M, Farkas R, Ilie M, Imre K, Hotea I, Morariu S, Morar D, Dărăbuş G. (2013) Seroprevalence of Babesia canis infection in clinically healthy dogs from western Romania. Journal of Parasitology 99:161-163.

Fuehrer, HP, Biró N, Harl J, Worliczek HL, Beiglböck, C, Farkas R, Joachim A, Duscher GG. (2013) Molecular detection of Theileria sp. ZS TO4 in red deer (Cervus elaphus) and questing Haemaphysalis concinna ticks in Eastern Austria Veterinary Parasitology 197: 653-657.

Hornok S, Dénes B, Meli M.L, Tánczos B, Fekete L, Gyuranecz M, de la Fuente J, Fernández de Mera IG, Farkas R, Hofmann-Lehmann R. (2013) Non-pet dogs as sentinels and potential synanthropic reservoirs of tick-borne and zoonotic bacteria Veterinary Microbiology 167: 700-703.

Mirela I, Farkas R, Ilie M, Kálmán I, Darabus G. (2013) Survey of babesiosis in symptomatic dogs from Romania: Occurrence of Babesia gibsoni associated with breed, Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 4: 500-502.

Hornok S, Meli M.L, Gönczi E, Hofmann-Lehmann R. (2013) First evidence of Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis in Hungary Parasites & Vectors 6: 267.

Majoros G.(2013) Can deer spread snails? Acoreana Suppl. 8: 290.

Orosz E, Farkas Á, Ködöböcz L, Becságh P, Danka J, Kucsera I, Füleky Gy (2013) Isolation of Acanthamoeba from the rhizosphere of maize and lucerne plants. Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica 60: 29–39.

Székely CsBorkhanuddin MH, Shaharom F, Embong MSA, Molnár K. (2013) Description of Goussia kuehae n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) infecting the Asian seabass, Lates calcarifer (Bloch) (Perciformes: Latidae), cultured in Malaysian fish farms. Systematic Parasitology, 86(3): 293-299.

Zhang JY, Gu ZM, Kalavati C, Costa Eiras J, Liu Y, Guo QY, Molnár K. (2013): Synopsis of the species of Thelohanellus Kudo, 1933 (Myxozoa: Myxosporea: Bivalvulida). Systematic Parasitology, 86(3): 235-256.

Liu Y, Whipps CM, Gu ZM, Huang MJ, He C, Yang HL, Molnár K. (2013): Myxobolus musseliusae (Myxozoa: Myxobolidae) from the gills of common carp Cyprinus carpio and revision of Myxobolus dispar recorded in China. Parasitology Research, 112(1): 289-296.

Fehér E, Székely Cs, Lőrincz M, Cech G, Tuboly T, Singh HS, Bányai K, Farkas SL. (2013): Integrated circoviral rep-like sequences in the genome of cyprinid fish. Virus Genes, 47(2): 374-377.

Tolnai Z, Széll Z, Sréter T. (2013) Environmental determinants of the spatial distribution of Echinococcus multilocularis in Hungary. Veterinary Parasitology 198: 292-297.

Széll Z, Tolnai Z, Sréter T. (2013) Environmental determinants of the spatial distribution of Alaria alata in Hungary. Veterinary Parasitology 198: 116-121.

Széll Z, Marucci G, Pozio E, Sréter T. (2013) Echinococcus multilocularis and Trichinella spiralis in golden jackals (Canis aureus) of Hungary. Vet Parasitol. 197:393-396.


Lőrincz M, Dán Á, Láng M, Csaba G, Tóth Á, Székely Cs, Cságola A, Tuboly T. (2012): Novel circovirus in European catfish (Silurus glanis). Archives of Virology, 157(6): 1173-1176.

Glatz K, Danka J, Tombácz Z, Bányai T, Szilágyi A, Kucsera I. (2012) An outbreak of trichinellosis in Hungary. Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica 59: 225-238.

Nagy D, Bede O, Danka JSzénási Z, Sipka S. (2012) Analysis of serum cytokine levels in children with chronic cough associated with Toxocara canis infection. Parasite Immunology 34: 581-588.

Orosz E, Perkátai K, Kapusinszky B, Farkas Á, Kucsera I. (2012) Real-time PCR assay for rapid qualitative and quantitative detection of Entamoeba histolytica. Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica 59: 451-460.

Egri Á, Blaho M, Sándor A, Kriska Gy, Gyurkovszky M, Farkas R., Horváth G. (2012) New kind of polarotaxis governed by degree of polarization: attraction of tabanid flies to differently polarizing host anamals and water surfaces. Naturwissenschaften 99: 407-416.

Liptovszky M, Majoros G. and Perge E. (2012) Cathaemasia in a Black Stork (Ciconia nigra) in hungary. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 48: 809-811.

Tánczos B, Balogh N, Király L, Biksi I, Szeredi L, Gyurkovszky M, Scalone A, Fiorentino E, Gramiccia M, Farkas R.(2012): First record of autochtonous leishmaniasis in Hungary Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 12: 588-594.

Lakos A, Kőrösi Á, Földvári G. (2012) Contact with horses is a risk factor for tick-borne lymphadenopathy (TIBOLA) – a case control study. Wiener klinische Wochenschrift 124: 611–617.

Hornok S, Horváth G, Jongejan F, Farkas R. (2012) Ixodid ticks on ruminants, with on-host initiated moulting (apolysis) of Ixodes, Haemaphysalis and Dermacentor larvae. Veterinary Parasitology 187:350-353.

Hornok S, Micsutka A, Fernández de Mera IG, Meli ML, Gönczi E, Tánczos B, Mangold AJ, Farkas R, Lutz H, Hofmann-Lehmann R, de la Fuente J. (2012) Fatal bovine anaplasmosis in a herd with new genotypes of Anaplasma marginale, A. ovis and concurrent haemoplasmosis. Research in Veterinary Science 92: 30-35.

Halos L, Baneth G, Beugnet F, Bowman A S, Chomel B, Farkas R, Franc M, Guillot J, Inokuma H, Jongejan F, Joachim A, Otranto D, Pollmeier M, Sainz A, Vall R, Kaufman R, Pfister K. (2012) Defining the concept of ‘tick repellency’ in veterinary medicine. Parasitology 139: 419-423.

Cech G, Boros G, Dózsa-Farkas K. (2012) Revision of Bryodrilus glandulosus (Dózsa-Farkas, 1990) and Mesenchytraeus kuehnelti Dózsa-Farkas, 1991 (Oligochaeta: Enchytraeidae) using morphological and molecular data. Zoologischer Anzeiger, 251(3): 253–262.

Cech G, Molnár K, Székely Cs. (2012) Molecular genetic studies on morphologically indistinguishable Myxobolus spp. infecting cyprinid fishes, with the description of three new species, M. alvarezae sp. nov., M. sitjae sp. nov. and M. eirasianus sp. nov. Acta Parasitologica, 57(4): 354-366.

Lőrincz M, Dán Á, Láng M, Csaba G, Tóth Á, Székely Cs, Cságola A, Tuboly T. (2012) Novel circovirus in European catfish (Silurus glanis). Archives of Virology, 157(6): 1173-1176.

Marton Sz, Eszterbauer E. (2012) The susceptibility of diverse species of cultured oligochaetes to the fish parasite Myxobolus pseudodispar Gorbunova (Myxozoa). Journal of Fish Diseases, 35(4): 303-314.

Molnár K, Cech G, Székely Cs. (2012) Remarks on the identification and seasonal occurrence of young plasmodial stages of Myxobolus spp. Infecting cyprinid fishes in Hungary. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 60(1): 69-82.

Molnár K, Eszterbauer E, Marton Sz, Székely Cs, Eiras JC. (2012) Comparison of the Myxobolus fauna of common barbel from Hungary and Iberian barbel from Portugal. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 100(3): 231-248.

Molnár K, Ostoros Gy, Dunams-Morel D, Rosenthal BM. (2012) Eimeria that infect fish are diverse and are related to, but distinct from, those that infect terrestrial vertebrates. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 12(8): 1810-1815.

Székely Cs, Shaharom F, Cech G, Kartini M, Atikah MZ, Borkhanuddin MH, Ostoros Gy, Molnár K. (2012)Myxozoan infection of the Malaysian mahseer, Tor tambroides, of Tasik Kenyir Reservoir, Malaysia: description of a new species Myxobolus tambroides sp.n. Parasitology Research, 111: 1749-1756.


Molnár K (2011) Remarks to the validity of Genbank sequences of Myxobolus spp. (Myxozoa, Myxosporidae) infecting Eurasian fishes. Acta Parasitologica 56 (3) 263-269

Marton Sz, Eszterbauer E (2011) The development of Myxobolus pavlovskii (Myxozoa: Myxobolidae) includes an echinactinomyxon-type actinospore. Folia Parasitologica 58. 157–163

Horváth L, Székely Cs, Boczonádi Zs, Mészáros E Bercsényi M, Urbányi B, Müller T (2011) Induced oogenesis of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) in freshwater condition. Acta Biologica Hungarica 62 (4) 485-488  

Földvári G, Rigó, K., Jablonszky, M., Majoros, G., Biró, N., Molnár, V., Tóth, M. (2011) Ticks and the city: Ectoparasites of the Northern white-breasted hedgehog (Erinaceus roumanicus) in an urban park. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 2: 231-234.

Rigó K, Gyuranecz M, Tóth ÁG, Földvári G (2011) Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in small mammals and ectoparasites in Hungary. Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases 11: 1499-1501.

Gyuranecz M, Rigó K, Dán Á, Földvári G, Makrai L, Dénes B, Fodor L, Majoros G, Tirják L, Erdélyi K. (2011)Investigation of the ecology of Francisella tularensis during an inter-epizootic period. Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases 11: 1031-1035.

Farkas R, Tánczos B, Bongiorno G, Maroli M, Dereure J, Ready P. (2011) First surveys to investigate the presence of canine leishmaniasis and its phlebotomine vectors in Hungary. Vector Borne and Zoonotic, Diseases 11: 823-834.

Kollaritsch H, Chmelík V, Dontsenko I, Grzeszczuk A, Kondrusik M, Usonis V, Lakos A (2011) The current perspective on tick-borne encephalitis awareness and prevention in six Central and Eastern European countries:: Report from a meeting of experts convened to discuss TBE in their region. Vaccine 29: 4556-4564.

Vesco U, Knap N, Labruna MB, Avšič-Županc T, Estrada-Peña A, Guglielmone AA, Bechara GH, Gueye A, Lakos A, Grindatto A, Conte V, De Meneghi D (2011) An integrated database on ticks and tick-borne zoonoses in the tropics and subtropics with special reference to developing and emerging countries. Experimental and Applied Acarology 54: 65-83.

Lefebvre F, Fazio G, Palstra A, Székely Cs, Crivelli A. (2011) Measuring the health state of the eel swimbladder following infections by the invasive nematode Anguillicoloides crassus: comparison and critical evaluation of two alternative indices. Journal of Fish Diseases. 34: 31–45.

Rangel LF, Cech G, Székely Cs, Santos M.J. (2011) A new actinospore type Unicapsulactinomyxon (Myxozoa), infecting the marine polychaete, Diopatra neapolitana (Polychaeta: Onuphidae) in the Aveiro Estuary (Portugal). Parasitology. 138: 1–15.

Molnár KCech GSzékely Cs. (2011) Histological and molecular biological studies on Myxobolus (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) infection in the gills of freshwater breams of the genera Abramis, Blicca and Vimba with redescription of M. macrocapsularis Reuss, 1906 and M. bliccae Donec & Tozyyakova, 1984 spp. Systematic Parasitology. 79: 109-121.

Lőrincz M, Cságola A, Farkas Sz, Székely Cs, Tuboly T. (2011) First detection and analysis of a fish circovirus. Journal of General Virology. 92: 1817-1821.

Péterfi Z., Nemes Z., Vigvári S., Szomor Á., Kereskai L., Kucsera I., Tánczos B., Ternák G. (2011) Visceral leishmaniasis in an immunocompetent Hungarian adult patient. Health  3: 1-5. PDF

Szalainé Mátray E., Harka L., Hegedűs D., Albert A., Békési L.: (2011) Comparison of fumagillin and NONOSZ® against N. ceranae nosemosis of the honeybee (Apis mellifera L.). Állatenyésztés Takarmányozás 60. 4. 363-369.


Majoros G, Fukár O, Farkas R (2010) Autochtonous infection of dogs and slugs with Angiostrongylus vasorum in Hungary. Veterinary Parasitology 174: 351-354.

Hornok S, Hofmann-Lehmann R, Fernández de Mera IG, Meli ML, Elek V, Hajtós I, Répási A, Gönczi E, Tánczos B, Farkas R, Lutz H, de la Fuente J (2010) Survey on blood-sucking lice (Phthiraptera: Anoplura) of ruminants and pigs with molecular detection of Anaplasma and Rickettsia spp. Veterinary Parasitology 174: 355-358.

Gyuranecz M, Dénes B, Dán Á, Rigó K, Földvári G, Szeredi L, Fodor L, Sallós A, Jánosi K, Erdélyi K, Krisztalovics K, Makrai L (2010) Susceptibility of the common hamster (Cricetus cricetus) to Francisella tularensis and its effect on the epizootiology of tularemia in an area where both are endemic. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 46:1316-1320. 

Székely, Cs, Láng M, Molnár K (2010) Role of the copepod parasite Tracheliastes maculatus Kollar, 1836 (Lernaeopodidae) in the common bream (Abramis brama) mortality occurring in Lake Balaton, Hungary. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists 30: 170-176.

Molnár K, Marton Sz, Székely Cs, Eszterbauer E (2010) Differentiation of Myxobolus spp. (Myxozoa: Myxobolidae) infecting roach (Rutilus rutilus) in Hungary. Parasitology Research 107: 1137-1150.

Lakos A, Reiczigel J, Solymosi N (2010) The positive predictive value of Borrelia burgdorferi serology in the light of symptoms of patients sent to an outpatient service for tick-borne diseases. Inflammation Research 11: 959-964.

Glatz, K., Danka J., Kucsera, I., Pozio, E. (2010) Human trichinellosis in Hungary from 1965 to 2009. Parasite 17: 193-198. PDF

Lakos A, Solymosi N (2010) Maternal Lyme borreliosis and pregnancy outcome. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 14: E494-E498.

Majoros, G., Dán, Á., Erdélyi, K. (2010) A natural focus of the blood fluke Orientobilharzia turkestanica (Skrjabin, 1913) (Trematoda: Schistosomatidae) in red deer (Cervus elaphus) in Hungary. Veterinary Parasitology 170: 218-223.

Fok É, Jacsó O, Szebeni Z, Györffy A, Sükösd L, Lukács Z, Schaper R (2010) Elimination of Dirofilaria (syn. Nochtiella) repens microfilariae in dogs with monthly treatments of moxidectin 2.5%/imidacloprid 10% (AdvocateA (R), Bayer) spot-on. Parasitology Research 106: 1141-1149.  

Møller, A.P., Erritzøe, J., Rózsa, L. (2010) Ectoparasites, uropygial glands and hatching success in birds. Oecologia 163: 303-311.

Hornok S, Meli ML, Perreten A, Farkas R, Willi B, Beugnet F, Lutz H, Hofmann-Lehmann R. (2010) Molecular investigation of hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) and fleas (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) as potential vectors of rickettsial and mycoplasmal agents. Veterinary Microbiology 140: 98-204. 

Horváth G, Blahó M, Kriska G, Hegedüs R, Gerics B, Farkas R, Akesson S (2010) An unexpected advantage of whiteness in horses: the most horsefly-proof horse has a depolarizing white coat. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B 277: 1643-1650.

Molnár V, Pazár P, Rigó D, Máthé D, Fok É, Glávits P, Vajdovich P, Jacsó O, Balogh L, Sós E. (2010)Autochthonous Dirofilaria immitis infection in a ferret with aberrant larval migration in Europe. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 51: 393-396.

Jacsó O, Fok É, Kiss G, Kökény G, Lang Zs. (2010) Preliminary findings ont he efficacy of selamectin int he treatment of dogs naturally infected with Dirofilaria repens . Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 58: 405-412.

Sotaraki S, Farkas R, Hall M.J.R. (2010) Fleshflies in the flesh: Epidemiology, population genetics and control of outbreaks of traumatic myiasis in the Mediterranean basin. Veterinary Parasitology, 174: 12-18.

Rusvai M.,  Békési L., Forgách P., Tapaszti Zs., Bakonyi T. (2010) Viral Infections of the Honey Bee – Tendencies in Hungarian Apicultures. Hungarian Agricultural Research, 2010. 4. 18-20.


Dezfuli BS, Székely C, Giovinazzo G, Hills K, Giari L (2009) Inflammatory response to parasitic helminths in the igestive tract of Anguilla anguilla (L.). Aquaculture 296: 1-6.  

Tryjanowski, P., Adamski, Z., Dylewska, M., Bulkai, L., Rózsa, L. (2009) Demographic correlates of sexual size dimorphism and male genital size in the lice Philopterus coarctatus. Journal of Parasitology 95: 1120-1124.

Rózsa L (2009) A psychochemical weapon considered by the Warsaw Pact: a research note. Substance Use & Misuse 44: 172-178.

Kriska, Gy., Bernáth, B., Farkas, R. and Horváth, G. (2009) Degrees of polarization of reflected light eliciting polarotaxis in dragonflies (Odanota), mayflies (Ephemeroptera) and tabanid flies (Tabanidae). Journal of Insect Physiology 55: 1167-1173.

Rózsa L (2009) The motivation for biological aggression is an inherent and common aspect of the human behavioural repertoire. Medical Hypotheses 72: 217-219.

Eszterbauer, E., Kallert, D.M., Grabner, D., El-Matbouli, M. (2009) Differentially expressed parasite genes involved in host recognition and invasion of the triactinomyxon stage of Myxobolus cerebralis (Myxozoa). Parasitology 136: 367-377.

Jacsó, O., Mándoki, M., Majoros, G., Pétsch, M., Mortarino, M., Genchi, C. (2009) First autochthonous Dirofilaria immitis (Leidy, 1856) infection in dog in Hungary. Helminthologia, 46: 159-161.

Farkas, R., Hall, M.J.R., Bouzagou, A.K., Lhor, Y. and Khallaayoune, K. (2009) Traumatic myiasis in dogs caused by Wohlfahrtia magnifica and its importance in the epidemiology of wohlfahrtiosis of livestock. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 23: (Supplement 1) 80-85.

Földvári, G., Rigó, K., Majláthová, V., Majláth, I., Farkas, R., Pet’ko, B. (2009) Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in lizards and their ticks from Hungary. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 9: 331-336.

Apari, P., Rózsa, L. (2009) The tripartite immune conflict in placentals and a hypothesis on fetal→maternal microchimerism. Medical Hypotheses 72: 52-54.

Kriska, Gy., Bernáth, B., Farkas, R. and Horváth, G. (2009) Degrees of polarization of reflected light eliciting polarotaxis in dragonflies (Odanota), mayflies (Ephemeroptera) and tabanid flies (Tabanidae). Journal of Insect Physiology 55: 1167-1173.

Hall, M.J.R., Testa, J.M., Smith, L., Adams, Z.J.O., Khallaayoune, K., Sotaraki, S., Stefanakis, A., Farkas, R. and Ready, P.D. (2009) Molecular genetic analysis of populations of Wohlfahrt´s wound myiasis fly, Wohlfahrtia magnifica, in outbreak populations from Greece and Morocco. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 23: (Supplement 1) 72-79.

Hall, M.J.R., Adams, Z.J.O., Wyatt, N.P., Testa, J.M., Edge, W., Nikolausz, M., Farkas, R. and Ready, P.D. (2009)Morphological and mitochondrial DNA characters for identification and phylogenetic analysis of the myiasis-causing flesh fly Wohlfahrtia magnifica and its relatives, with a description of Wohlfahrtia monegrosensis sp. n. Wyatt & Hall. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 23: (Supplement 1) 59-71.

Hornok, S. and Farkas R. (2009) Influence of biotope on the distribution and peak activity of questing ixodid ticks in Hungary. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 23: 41-46.

Fodor, E., Fok, É. Maka, E. Lukáts, O., Tóth, J. (2009) Recently recognized cases of ophthalmofilariasis in Hungary. European Journal of Ophthalmology 19: 675-678.

Kallert, D.M., Eszterbauer, E., Grabner, D., El-Matbouli, M. (2009) In vivo exposure of susceptible and non-susceptible fish species to Myxobolus cerebralis actinospores reveals non-specific invasion behaviour.