Borrelia lusitaniae and Green Lizards (Lacerta viridis), Karst Region, Slovakia

@inproceedings{Majlthov2006BorreliaLA,
  title={Borrelia lusitaniae and Green Lizards (Lacerta viridis), Karst Region, Slovakia},
  author={Vikt{\'o}ria Majl{\'a}thov{\'a} and Igor Majl{\'a}th and Mark{\'e}ta Derd{\'a}kov{\'a} and Bronislav{\'a} Vichov{\'a} and Branislav Peťko},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2006}
}
In Europe, spirochetes within the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex are transmitted by Ixodes ricinus ticks. Specific associations are described between reservoir hosts and individual genospecies. We focused on green lizard (Lacerta viridis) as a host for ticks and potential host for borreliae. In 2004 and 2005, a total of 146 green lizards infested by ticks were captured, and 469 I. ricinus ticks were removed. Borrelial infection was detected in 16.6% of ticks from lizards. Of 102 skin… CONTINUE READING

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