Identification of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato species in Europe.

  title={Identification of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato species in Europe.},
  author={Isabelle Saint Girons and L. E. Gern and Jeremy S. Gray and Edward C. Guy and Edward I. Korenberg and Patricia A Nuttall and Sjoerd G. T. Rijpkema and Arno Sch{\"o}nberg and Gerold Stanek and Dani{\`e}le Postic},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Bakteriologie : international journal of medical microbiology},
  volume={287 3},
Characterisation at the species level of 142 Borrelia isolates obtained from ticks, humans and rodents in Western Europe was carried out and their geographical distribution was described. Borrelia garinii was the predominant species representing 44% of the isolates and B. afzelii and B. burgdorferi sensu stricto constituted 27% and 19% of isolates respectively. B. valaisiana, (formerly group VS116) constituted 10.5% of isolates. Some differences in the Borrelia species distribution were… CONTINUE READING

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