Study on the occurrence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) in ticks collected in Lublin region (eastern Poland).

@article{Cisak2002StudyOT,
  title={Study on the occurrence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) in ticks collected in Lublin region (eastern Poland).},
  author={Ewa Cisak and Jolanta Chmielewska-Badora and Barbara Rajtar and Jacek Zwoliński and Leon Jabłoński and Jacek Dutkiewicz},
  journal={Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine : AAEM},
  year={2002},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={105-10}
}
In 114 Ixodes ricinus ticks from 1 district of Lublin region (eastern Poland) examined by dark field microscopy method, the presence of motile spirochetes, morphologically corresponding to Borrelia species was detected in 8.8% of the total examined ticks. The highest infection rate was noted among females (16.7%), much lower in males (7.1%) and nymphs (4.0%). Examination of 550 ticks collected from 3 districts of the Lublin region by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) showed that 5.3% of the total… CONTINUE READING