borrelia-infection rates in tick and insect vectors accompanying human risk of acquiring lyme borreliosis in a highly endemic region in central europe.the methods of spatial statistics were applied to assess the geographical pattern of risk of lyme borreliosis in central bohemia, the czech republic, based on retrospective data on disease contractions. the statistical risk was then compared at 15 selected localities with the infection challenge presented by ticks and insects carrying borreliae. over 5,000 ixodes ricinus (l.) ticks and 390 haematophagous dipterans were screened by direct immunofluorescence method, and the spatial and seasonal va ...19989868793
[prevalence of borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato species among patients in the czech republic; direct sequencing analysis and real-time polymerase chain reaction].the spread of borreliosis depends on geographical, environmental and climatic factors as well as on the pathogenesis of the causative agent of the group of borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato. the rise in the incidence of the disease and emergence of new symptoms are of concern. relationships between genospecies and symptoms, their geographical spread and possible interference of other pathogens are the subject of the present study. eighty-seven patients with borreliosis from central and eastern boh ...200415633539
mosaic pattern of borrelia infection in a continuous population of the tick ixodes ricinus (acari: ixodidae).an array of 12 20 x 20 m quadrats in a mixed forest near poteply, central bohemia, czech republic, was investigated for the abundance and spatial distribution of host-questing ixodes ricinus nymphs and their infection with borreliae. tick densities were estimated by flagging and their borrelia infection status was determined by direct immunofluorescence. while the tick population appeared to be continuous and homogeneous based on quadrat counts, their infection with borreliae evinced a mosaic pa ...199910399308
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