Reservoir competence of four chaparral-dwelling rodents for Borrelia burgdorferi in California.

@article{Brown1996ReservoirCO,
  title={Reservoir competence of four chaparral-dwelling rodents for Borrelia burgdorferi in California.},
  author={Rebecca N. Brown and Robert S. Lane},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1996},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={
          84-91
        }
}
Aspects of the reservoir competence of four rodents for the Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, were evaluated in California. Rodents were live-trapped and ear-punch biopsies were cultured during each season. A second set of biopsies was cultured from representative individuals after 2-3 weeks of captivity and the results of culturing biopsies taken on both dates were compared with the results of feeding Ixodes pacificus larvae on hosts xenodiagnostically. The prevalence of… CONTINUE READING
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