Prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi s.I. in Ixodes ricinus ticks from Styria (Austria) and species identification by PCR-RFLP analysis.

@article{Stuenzner1998PrevalenceOB,
  title={Prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi s.I. in Ixodes ricinus ticks from Styria (Austria) and species identification by PCR-RFLP analysis.},
  author={Doris Stuenzner and Zdeněk Hub{\'a}lek and Jiř{\'i} Halouzka and Dani{\`e}le Postic and Karen Pierer and E. C. Marth},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Bakteriologie : international journal of medical microbiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={288 4},
  pages={471-8}
}
A total of 1163 I. ricinus ticks were collected in 3 different regions (15 localities) in Styria (Austria) in June 1997 and examined for the presence of spirochetes by dark field microscopy. The mean infection rate was 20.8%. Among 310 adults, 24.2% were positive and among 853 nymphs, 19.6% were positive. All 15 collection areas were shown to harbour infected nymphs with a positivity rate ranging from 5.8% (3/52) to 32.1% (18/56). Isolation attempts in BSKII medium resulted in 29 isolates… CONTINUE READING

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