Borrelia miyamotoi in vectors and hosts in The Netherlands.

  title={Borrelia miyamotoi in vectors and hosts in The Netherlands.},
  author={Alex Wagemakers and Setareh Jahfari and Bob de Wever and Lodewijk Spanjaard and Markus V Starink and Henry J. C. de Vries and Hein Sprong and Joppe W. R. Hovius},
  journal={Ticks and tick-borne diseases},
  volume={8 3},
Ixodes ticks transmit Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.), the causative agent of Lyme borreliosis (LB). These tick species also transmit Borrelia miyamotoi, which was recently found to cause infections in humans. We were interested in the prevalence of B. miyamotoi infection in ticks and natural hosts in The Netherlands, and to what extent ticks are co-infected with B. burgdorferi. In addition, erythema migrans has been sporadically described in B. miyamotoi-infected patients, but these… CONTINUE READING