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The presence of **Borrelia miyamotoi**, a relapsing fever spirochaete, in questing **Ixodes ricinus **in Belgium and in The Netherlands
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Abstract
Borrelia miyamotoi is a tick-borne bacterium that may cause relapsing fever in humans. As this pathogen has been discovered in Europe only recently, only little is known about its local impact on human health and its spatial distribution. In this study, we show the results of PCR screenings for B. miyamotoi in flagged Ixodes ricinus from Belgium and the Netherlands. B. miyamotoi was detected in nine of thirteen, and three of five locations from the Netherlands and Belgium, respectively. These outcomes indicate that B. miyamotoi is more spread than previously thought. The mean infection rate B. miyamotoi was 1.14% for Belgium and 3.84% for the Netherlands.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Zoonoses and public health. - Berlin
Publication
Berlin : 2015
ISSN
1863-1959
Volume/pages
62:5(2015), p. 331-333
ISI
000357598900003
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 20.06.2017
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