• Biology
  • Published 1994

Serologic Surveillance fortheLymeDisease Spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, inMinnesota byUsing White-Tailed DeerasSentinel Animals

@inproceedings{Gill1994SerologicSF,
  title={Serologic Surveillance fortheLymeDisease Spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, inMinnesota byUsing White-Tailed DeerasSentinel Animals},
  author={James S. Gill and Robert Mclean and Shriner Rb and Russell C. Johnson},
  year={1994}
}
Todetermine theeffectiveness ofwhite-tailed deer assentinel animals inserologic surveillance programs for Borrelia burgdorferi, we performed enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay(ELISA) andWesternimmunoblotting analyses on 467deerserum samples. Theseropositivity rateintheELISAwas 5% forthe150samples collected atthethree sites inwhichthetickIxodes scapularis was absent. Thethree sites withestablished I. scapularis populations hada seropositivity rateof80%ofor317samples. Results were similar… CONTINUE READING