Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato infection in passerine birds from the Mazurian Lake region (Northeastern Poland).

@article{Gryczyska2004BorreliaBS,
  title={Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato infection in passerine birds from the Mazurian Lake region (Northeastern Poland).},
  author={Alicja Gryczyńska and Andrzej Zg{\'o}dka and Rafał Płoski and Marek Siemiątkowski},
  journal={Avian pathology : journal of the W.V.P.A},
  year={2004},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={
          69-75
        }
}
The aim of the present study was to evaluate a potential role of different passerine birds species in Mazurian Lake region (northeast Poland) in the spread of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, the spirochaete that causes Lyme disease. A total number of 1254 birds (representing 42 species) were captured during the 3-year study period. Blood samples were collected from birds and analyzed with a nested polymerase chain reaction technique in order to detect fragments of the pathogen DNA. Positive… CONTINUE READING
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