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Volume 16, Number 8—August 2010

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Lyme Borreliosis, Po River Valley, Italy

Dario Pistone1, Massimo Pajoro1, Massimo Fabbi, Nadia Vicari, Piero Marone, Claudio Genchi, Stefano Novati, Davide Sassera, Sara Epis, and Claudio BandiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Fondazione Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy (D. Pistone, P. Marone, S. Novati); Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell’Emilia Romagna, Pavia (M. Pajoro, M. Fabbi, N. Vicari); Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy (C. Genchi, D. Sassera, S. Epis, C. Bandi)

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Collection sites (triangles A–E) of Ixodes ricinus ticks in the counties of Milano, Pavia, and Varese, Po River Valley, Italy, 2008. Ticks were collected in rural or suburban areas of the municipalities of Somma Lombardo (collection site A), Lonate Pozzolo (B), Magenta (C, D), and Pavia (E). The 3 numbers in parentheses for each collection site indicate number of tick nymphs positive for Borrelia afzelii, number of nymphs positive for B. lusitaniae, and number of nymphs examined by PCR. The adul

Figure. Collection sites (triangles A–E) of Ixodes ricinus ticks in the counties of Milano, Pavia, and Varese, Po River Valley, Italy, 2008. Ticks were collected in rural or suburban areas of the municipalities of Somma Lombardo (collection site A), Lonate Pozzolo (B), Magenta (C, D), and Pavia (E). The 3 numbers in parentheses for each collection site indicate number of tick nymphs positive for Borrelia afzelii, number of nymphs positive for B. lusitaniae, and number of nymphs examined by PCR. The adult specimen positive for B. afzelii was collected at site D. Empty circles indicate towns with 10,000–50,000 residents; black circles indicate towns with >50,000 residents. NO, Novara; PV, Pavia; VA, Varese. Milano residents = 4 million persons.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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