Relationship of Borrelia burgdorferi to its arthropod vectors

Scand J Infect Dis Suppl. 1991;77:35-40.


At the IV International Conference on Lyme Borreliosis, a workshop was held to identify the unique development of the Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, in its established and suspected arthropod vectors. The following is a summary of the panel's discussions of research aspects concerning relationship(s) of this borrelia to its vectors, and the mode(s) of its transmission to animal hosts.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Arachnid Vectors / microbiology*
  • Borrelia burgdorferi Group / physiology*
  • Diptera / microbiology*
  • Insect Vectors / microbiology*
  • Ticks / microbiology*