prevalence of borrelia miyamotoi and borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in questing ticks from a recreational coniferous forest of east saxony, germany.the hard tick ixodes ricinus is the most important vector of tick-transmitted pathogens in europe, frequently occurring in urban parks and greenbelts utilized for recreational activities. this species is the most common vector of the causative agents of lyme borreliosis in europe. similarly, the species spreads borrelia miyamotoi, causing a relapsing-fever like illness. a total of 1774 ixodes ricinus (50 females, 68 males, 840 nymphs and 818 larvae) were collected with flagging between march and ...201728843481
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