Positive findings of Borrelia burgdorferi in Culex (Culex) pipiens pipiens larvae in the surrounding of Brno city determined by the PCR method.

@article{kovsk2002PositiveFO,
  title={Positive findings of Borrelia burgdorferi in Culex (Culex) pipiens pipiens larvae in the surrounding of Brno city determined by the PCR method.},
  author={Alena Ž{\'a}kovsk{\'a} and Petr{\'a} Nejedla and Alena Hol{\'i}kov{\'a} and Milo{\vs} Dendis},
  journal={Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine : AAEM},
  year={2002},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={
          257-9
        }
}
After first finding Borrelia in the midgut of imago mosquitoes, we concentrated on the presence of Borrelia in mosquito development stages--larvae of the third or fourth instar. In the summer season in the years of 2000-2001 a total of 439 Culex (Culex) pipiens pipiens larvae were collected from a barrel of rainwater in the Obrany holiday area of Brno city (East Moravia, Czech Republic). The larvae midgut was observed under dark-field microscopy. Ten DFM positive samples (2.28%) were further… CONTINUE READING
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