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surveillance of lyme borreliosis in germany, 2002 and 2003.lyme borreliosis is a potentially serious infection common in germany, but little data about its incidence, distribution, and clinical manifestations are available. lyme borreliosis is not a notifiable disease in germany, but six of germany's 16 states - berlin, brandenburg, mecklenburg-vorpommern, sachsen, sachsen-anhalt and thüringen, have enhanced notification systems, which do include lyme borreliosis. the efforts made in these states to monitor confirmed cases through notification are there ...200515879644
characterization of borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato strains isolated from ixodes ricinus in mecklenburg-vorpommern, germany.epidemiological studies in mecklenburg-vorpommern have shown a high prevalence of borrelia burgdorferi-infected ticks. a total of 17 b. burgdorferi sensu lato strains were isolated from ticks and investigated by western blots (immunoblot) with eight monoclonal anti-bodies against different epitopes of the outer surface protein a (ospa). except for one, all strains could be classified using this system. the majority of strains belonged to the b. garinii-associated ospa serotypes 3, 5 and 6. three ...19968811650
[incidence of lyme borreliosis in mecklenburg-vorpommern].in 1992/93 6202 ticks (ixodes ricinus) were tested in mecklenburg-vorpommern for borrelia burgdorferi via dark-field microscopy. the prevalence of infected ticks was 7.8%. the sera of 1182 forest workers in mecklenburg-vorpommern were tested for antibodies against borrelia burgdorferi. in 31.4% antibodies to b. burgdorferi were found in the sera of forest workers.19957888719
[incidence of borrelia burgdorferi in the greifswald area of the vorpommern region of the mecklenburg-vorpommern district]. 19947825362
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