Transmission of the Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia garinii, between infected and uninfected immature Ixodes persulcatus during cofeeding on mice.

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The ixodid tick, Ixodes persulcatus, serves as a vector for the Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia garinii, in Japan. Transmission of the spirochete from infected nymphs to uninfected larvae during their cofeeding on mice was studied under laboratory conditions. Using feeding chambers, infected nymphs and uninfected larvae were allowed to cofeed on heads of… (More)

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