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prevalence of borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in the selected ixodes ricinus (acari: ixodidae) population in weilburg forests, hesse, germany.we studied the presence of borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in ixodes ricinus ticks collected in woodland areas in the vicinity of weilburg (hesse, germany). ticks (n = 13,347) were collected in five localities in 1996 and were fixed in 70% ethanol. out of them, 4404 specimens were analysed individually (n = 406) and in 796 pools of 2-10 specimens (n = 3998) by the polymerase chain reaction (pcr). the calculated minimal infection rate of individual and pooled ticks was 0% in larvae (n = 280), 6.9 ...200212141747
prevalences of tick-borne encephalitis virus and borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in ixodes ricinus populations of the rhine-main region, germany.tick-borne encephalitis (tbe) and lyme borreliosis are the most common tick-borne zooanthroponoses in germany. the federal risk map for tbe in this country is based on recorded cases of human infection, whereas information on the vector-based prevalence of either pathogen is fragmentary. in this study, a total of 12,497 host-seeking nymphal and adult ixodes ricinus ticks (acari: ixodidae) were collected from march to october 2009 and april to june 2010, in 5 tbe non-risk and 4 tbe risk areas of ...201323415373
[early summer meningoencephalitis. extension of the endemic area to mid-hessia].tick-borne encephalitis (tbe) is the most severe arbovirus disease transmitted by ticks. the mortality of the central european form is 0.7-2%. active immunisation is recommended for endemic regions. we report on 4 patients with tbe acquired in middle-hessen between 1994 and 1997 (2 in 1997). after repeated csf and serum testing the tbe-specific antibodies were found in all 4 cases. in one case there was also evidence for a prior infection with borrelia burgdorferi. the results of the initial csf ...199910098146
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