Detection of three genospecies of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in Ixodes ricinus ticks collected in different regions of Poland.

@article{Staczak2000DetectionOT,
  title={Detection of three genospecies of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in Ixodes ricinus ticks collected in different regions of Poland.},
  author={Joanna Stańczak and Beata Kubica-Biernat and Maria Racewicz and Wiesława Kruminis-Lozowska and J{\'o}zef W Kur},
  journal={International journal of medical microbiology : IJMM},
  year={2000},
  volume={290 6},
  pages={559-66}
}
Ixodes ricinus ticks, collected in 1996-1998 in different Polish woodlands, were examined to assess the frequency of the occurrence of Lyme borreliosis-associated genospecies. A total of 568 samples of individual adults and 162 samples of individual (n =48) and pooled (of 2 to 7) samples of nymphs were analysed by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato. Spirochetes were detected in 130 adult ticks (22.9%) and in a minimum of 32 (5.3%) nymphs. Further… CONTINUE READING