Rickettsiae and Borrelia burgdorferi in ixodid ticks.

@article{Magnarelli1991RickettsiaeAB,
  title={Rickettsiae and Borrelia burgdorferi in ixodid ticks.},
  author={Louis A. Magnarelli and Theodore G. Andreadis and Kirby C. Stafford and Cynthia J Holland},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={29 12},
  pages={2798-804}
}
Nymphs and adults of hard-bodied ticks were collected in Connecticut and tested by direct and indirect immunofluorescence staining methods for rickettsiae and Borrelia burgdorferi. Of the 609 Ixodes dammini ticks examined, 59 (9.7%) harbored rickettsialike microorganisms in hemocytes (blood cells). These bacteria reacted with fluorescein-conjugated antiserum to Ehrlichia canis, the etiologic agent of with fluorescein-conjugated antiserum to Ehrlichia canis, the etiologic agent of canine… CONTINUE READING

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