Acquisition of Lyme disease spirochetes by cofeeding Ixodes scapularis ticks.

@article{Patrican1997AcquisitionOL,
  title={Acquisition of Lyme disease spirochetes by cofeeding Ixodes scapularis ticks.},
  author={L. A. Patrican},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1997},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={589-93}
}
  • L. A. Patrican
  • Published 1997 in
    The American journal of tropical medicine and…
Ixodes scapularis ticks acquired spirochetes while cofeeding with Borrelia burgdorferi-infected nymphs (donors) on uninfected naive gerbils. Overall, 19% (67 of 345) of the recipient nymphs randomly exposed to gerbils with donor nymphs acquired spirochetes by fluorescent antibody (FA) tests, 18% (62 of 345) by the polymerase chain reaction. In a second experiment, donor nymphs were placed on the left ears, recipient nymphs were placed on the left and right ears, and xenodiagnostic larvae were… CONTINUE READING

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