Protection Against Lyme Disease Spirochete Transmission Provided by Prompt Removal of Nymphal Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae)

@inproceedings{Piesman2002ProtectionAL,
  title={Protection Against Lyme Disease Spirochete Transmission Provided by Prompt Removal of Nymphal Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae)},
  author={Joseph F. Piesman and Marc C. Dolan},
  booktitle={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={2002}
}
  • J. Piesman, M. Dolan
  • Published in Journal of medical entomology 1 May 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
Abstract Public health recommendations for Lyme disease prevention generally include daily tick checks and prompt removal of attached ticks as a means of decreasing the risk of acquiring Lyme disease in highly endemic regions. In the current study, we determined whether crushing nymphal ticks during removal with forceps increased the risk of B. burgdorferi transmission, what degree of protection from transmission of B. burgdorferi was provided by removal of nymphal Ixodes scapularis Say at… 

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