Detection, identification and genotyping of Borrellia spp. in rodents in Slovenia by PCR and culture

@inproceedings{Cerar2015DetectionIA,
  title={Detection, identification and genotyping of Borrellia spp. in rodents in Slovenia by PCR and culture},
  author={Tjasa Kisek Cerar and Mi{\vs}a Korva and Tatjana Av{\vs}i{\vc}-Županc and Eva Ru{\vz}i{\vc}-Sablji{\vc}},
  booktitle={BMC veterinary research},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, the agent of Lyme borreliosis, is mainly maintained in natural foci through the transmission cycles of competent tick vectors (Ixodes sp.) and a vertebrate reservoir. Specific rodents have been identified as the principal reservoir of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in Europe. Borrelia miyamotoi is the only relapsing fever spirochete transmitted by the same tick. The aim of the present study was to perform an epidemiological survey to determine the… CONTINUE READING