Duration of tick attachment and Borrelia burgdorferi transmission

J Clin Microbiol. 1987 Mar;25(3):557-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.25.3.557-558.1987.

Abstract

Nymphal Ixodes dammini transmitted Borrelia burgdorferi to 1 of 14 rodents exposed for 24 h, 5 of 14 rodents exposed for 48 h, and 13 of 14 rodents exposed for greater than or equal to 72 h. Prompt removal of attached ticks is a prudent public health measure, especially in regions where Lyme disease is endemic.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Arachnid Vectors / microbiology*
  • Borrelia
  • Cricetinae
  • Female
  • Lyme Disease / transmission*
  • Mesocricetus
  • Nymph / microbiology
  • Ticks / microbiology*
  • Time Factors