Remarkable diversity of tick or mammalian-associated Borreliae in the metropolitan San Francisco Bay Area, California.

@article{Fedorova2014RemarkableDO,
  title={Remarkable diversity of tick or mammalian-associated Borreliae in the metropolitan San Francisco Bay Area, California.},
  author={Natalia Fedorova and Joyce E Kleinjan and David James and Lucia T Hui and Hans Peeters and Robert S. Lane},
  journal={Ticks and tick-borne diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={5 6},
  pages={951-61}
}
The diversity of Lyme disease (LD) and relapsing fever (RF)-group spirochetes in the metropolitan San Francisco Bay area in northern California is poorly understood. We tested Ixodes pacificus, I. spinipalpis, and small mammals for presence of borreliae in Alameda County in the eastern portion of San Francisco Bay between 2009 and 2012. Analyses of 218 Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (Bb sl) culture or DNA isolates recovered from host-seeking I. pacificus ticks revealed that the human pathogen… CONTINUE READING
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