Three multiplex assays for detection of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and Borrelia miyamotoi sensu lato in field-collected Ixodes nymphs in North America.

Two hundred fifty New Jersey field-collected Ixodes scapularis Say ticks and 17 Colorado Ixodes spinipalpis Hadwen & Nuttall ticks were tested using three separate multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays. One assay targets the rrs-rrlA IGS region of Borrelia spp. to detect Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.) and Borrelia miyamotoi s.l… CONTINUE READING