distribution of borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in ixodes ricinus (acari: ixodidae) ticks from the basque country, spain.borrelia burgdorferi was found widespread in ixodid ticks from the basque country (spain) during a two-step study. in the first part, a total of 7,835 ixodids of eight different species was collected from vegetation, classified, and processed using polymerase chain reaction (pcr) for detection of b. burgdorferi ospa dna. b. burgdorferi dna wasdetectedin < or = 12.5% of adults and > or = 0.6% of ixodes ricinus (l., 1758) nymphs (mean 1.5 and 0.05%, respectively), and in < or = 14.3% of adult hema ...200211931254
[risk factors associated with the presence of antibodies against borrelia burgdorferi].the seroprevalence of borrelia burgdorferi infection in risk populations is not well known and varies from area to area due to its marked local trend.199910230291
[association of lyme disease with work and leisure activities].the conditions for lyme disease are ideal in northern spain, but the risk factors are not well established.19989763742
prevalence of tick-borne zoonotic bacteria in questing adult ticks from northern spain.a total of 691 questing adult ixodid ticks of the genera ixodes, haemaphysalis, dermacentor, and rhipicephalus were tested by polymerase chain reaction (pcr) and reverse line blot (rlb) for the presence of anaplasma phagocytophilum, coxiella burnetii, borrelia spp., and spotted fever group (sfg) rickettsiae. ticks were collected by blanket dragging during 2 sampling years (2003-2005) in 10 recreational areas in the basque country (northern spain). adult ticks were collected every month of the ye ...200818759563
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