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Volume 12, Number 12—December 2006

Research

Modulatory Effect of Cattle on Risk for Lyme Disease

Dania Richter*Comments to Author  and Franz-Rainer Matuschka*
Author affiliations: *Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Prevalence of spirochetes in questing nymphal and adult Ixodes ricinus ticks sampled in and outside a cattle pasture, France*

Cattle in siteTicks examined
% Ticks infected by Borrelia
StageNo.% Infected±SDB. afzeliB. gariniiB. valaisianaB. burgdorferi s.s.B. lusitaniaeB. spielmaniiB. miyamotoi
PresentNymph2385.55.82.90.400.40.401.3
Adult1365.93.73.7†1.5000.700.7
AbsentNymph9522.15.85.39.54.2†04.200
Adult23640.32.313.6†12.73.0‡0.47.61.33.0

*SD, standard deviation.
†Includes a tick coinfected with B. garinii.
‡Includes 2 ticks coinfected with B. garinii.

*SD, standard deviation.
†Includes a tick coinfected with B. garinii.
‡Includes 2 ticks coinfected with B. garinii.

*SD, standard deviation.
†Includes a tick coinfected with B. garinii.
‡Includes 2 ticks coinfected with B. garinii.

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