Evidence supporting the presence of Borrelia burgdorferi in Missouri.

  title={Evidence supporting the presence of Borrelia burgdorferi in Missouri.},
  author={Dorothy Feir and C R Santanello and Ben-wen Li and Chuanxiao Xie and Edwin Masters and R Marconi and Georges Weil},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={51 4},
Although Lyme disease is commonly seen in the southcentral United States, the epidemiology of the disease is poorly defined there. The purpose of this study was to document the presence of Borrelia burgdorferi in ticks collected in southeastern Missouri and around the city of St. Louis. Spirochetes were detected and identified as B. burgdorferi by immunofluorescent antibody (IFA) tests using the monoclonal antibody H5332 in 1.9% of Amblyomma americanum and 2.0% of Dermacentor variabilis ticks… CONTINUE READING

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