Substantial rise in the prevalence of Lyme borreliosis spirochetes in a region of western Germany over a 10-year period.

@article{Kampen2004SubstantialRI,
  title={Substantial rise in the prevalence of Lyme borreliosis spirochetes in a region of western Germany over a 10-year period.},
  author={Helge Kampen and Diana C R{\"o}tzel and Klaus Kurtenbach and Walter A. Maier and Hanns Martin Seitz},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={1576-82}
}
More than a decade after a study on the transmission cycle of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in the Siebengebirge, a nature reserve near Bonn, Germany, questing nymphal and adult Ixodes ricinus ticks were collected again in three selected areas of the same low mountain range and examined for infection with B. burgdorferi sensu lato. Between May and October 2001, a total of 1,754 ticks were collected by blanket dragging; 374 ticks were analyzed for B. burgdorferi sensu lato by both an… CONTINUE READING