Prevalence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Rickettsia sp. and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato DNA in questing Ixodes ricinus ticks from France

Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Oct;1078:316-9. doi: 10.1196/annals.1374.059.

Abstract

A total of 4701 Ixodes ricinus, collected during the summer of 2003, were analyzed for three pathogens. DNA was detected from the three pathogens. Co-detection of more than one pathogen was observed.

MeSH terms

  • Anaplasma phagocytophilum / genetics
  • Anaplasma phagocytophilum / isolation & purification*
  • Animals
  • Borrelia burgdorferi / genetics
  • Borrelia burgdorferi / isolation & purification*
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • France
  • Ixodes / microbiology*
  • Rickettsia / genetics
  • Rickettsia / isolation & purification*

Substances

  • DNA, Bacterial