Canary finches (Serinus canaria) as an avian infection model for Lyme borreliosis.

@article{Olsen1996CanaryF,
  title={Canary finches (Serinus canaria) as an avian infection model for Lyme borreliosis.},
  author={B. Bornefeldt Olsen and {\AA}sa Gylfe and Sven Bergstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Microbial pathogenesis},
  year={1996},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={
          319-24
        }
}
To investigate if passerine birds can be used as an avian model for Lyme borreliosis, the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto strain Sh2-82 was inoculated subcutaneously on Canary finches (Serinus canaria). Spirochaetes could be detected in the blood by direct microscopy and an immunofluorescence assay (IFA) up to 2 weeks after the inoculation. DNA amplification (PCR) revealed B. burgdorferi DNA in the serum for up to 3 weeks, in the faeces up to 4 weeks, and from several internal organs at… CONTINUE READING
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