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borrelia burgdorferi in ticks (acari: ixodidae) from coastal virginia.ixodid ticks removed from hosts and from vegetation during march-november 1987 at sites in coastal virginia and north carolina were examined for borrelia burgdorferi. b. burgdorferi was evident in nine (22%) ixodes cookei packard removed from rice rats (oryzomys palustris), a white-footed mouse (peromyscus leucopus), and raccoons (procyon lotor); four (6%) amblyomma americanum (l.) removed from raccoons; and two (3%) dermacentor variabilis (say) removed from a raccoon and a rice rat. b. burgdorf ...19911941936
reservoir competence of the rice rat (rodentia: cricetidae) for borrelia burgdorferi.the reservoir competence of the rice rat, oryzomys palustris, for borrelia burgdorferi is described. infected ixodes scapularis say (i. dammini, spielman, clifford, piesman & corwin) nymphs were used to infect animals. borrelia infection was diagnosed by xenodiagnostic feeding of noninfected i. scapularis larvae and by reisolation of the spirochetes from blood and other tissues. rice rats acquired b. burgdorferi and maintained spirochete infection for 5-9 wk. b. burgdorferi were cultured from sa ...19957608919
ticks and antibodies to borrelia burgdorferi from mammals at cape hatteras, nc and assateague island, md and va.results of a survey for ixodid ticks and/or serum antibodies to borrelia burgdorferi from 14 species of small to large mammals from eastern coastal areas of the united states are presented. most samples were obtained from july 1987 through june 1989 (excluding december-march) at 3 locales: assateague is. national seashore, worcester co., md., and accomack co., va. (approximately 38 degrees 05' n 75 degrees 10' w), and cape hatteras national seashore, dare co., nc (approximately 35 degrees 30' n ...199910534951
characterization of lyme disease spirochetes isolated from ticks and vertebrates in north carolina.borrelia burgdorferi isolates obtained from numerous locations and from different hosts in north carolina, were compared to previously characterized strains of the lyme disease spirochete and other borrelia spp. the spirochete isolates were confirmed to be b. burgdorferi sensu stricto based on immunofluorescence (ifa) using a monoclonal antibody to outer surface protein a (osp a [h5332]) and polymerase chain reaction (pcr) using a species-specific nested primer for a conserved region of the gene ...200010682743
host associations of ticks parasitizing rodents at borrelia burgdorferi enzootic sites in south carolina.a total of 237 rodents was collected in 4 regions of south carolina from july 1994 through december 1995. eight species were collected, including cotton mouse, hispid cotton rat, eastern woodrat, marsh rice rat, white-footed mouse, eastern harvest mouse, golden mouse, and black rat. of the 1,514 ticks recovered from these hosts, ixodes minor neumann, including larvae, nymphs, and adults, was the most abundant species, representing 54% of the total. only immature stages of other tick species were ...200111780825
stable transmission of borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto on the outer banks of north carolina.the spirochaete (borrelia burgdorferi) associated with lyme disease was detected in questing ticks and rodents during a period of 18 years, 1991-2009, at five locations on the outer banks of north carolina. the black-legged tick (ixodes scapularis) was collected at varied intervals between 1991 and 2009 and examined for b. burgdorferi. the white-footed mouse (peromyscus leucopus), house mouse (mus musculus) marsh rice rat (oryzomys palustris), marsh rabbit (sylvilagus palustris), eastern cottont ...201627966833
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