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Volume 17, Number 10—October 2011

Research

Humans Infected with Relapsing Fever Spirochete Borrelia miyamotoi, Russia

Alexander E. Platonov, Ludmila S. Karan, Nadezhda M. Kolyasnikova, Natalya A. Makhneva, Marina G. Toporkova, Victor V. Maleev, Durland Fish, and Peter J. KrauseComments to Author 

Author affiliations: Central Research Institute of Epidemiology, Moscow, Russia (A.E. Platonov, L.S. Karan, N.M. Kolyasnikova, V.V. Maleev); Municipal Clinical Hospital No. 33, Yekaterinburg, Russia (N.A. Makhneva, M.G. Toporkova); Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA (D. Fish, P.J. Krause)

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Table 1

Classification of suspected tick-borne infections, Yekaterinburg City, Russia, May–August 2009*

Classification Total no. patients No. patients with erythema migrans Amplifiable DNA/RNA, by PCR
Antibody
Borrelia miyamotoi B. burgdorferi s.l. TBEV Borrelia IgM TBEV IgM
B. miyamotoi infection, confirmed 46 4 46 0 0 46 0
B. miyamotoi infection, unconfirmed 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
B. miyamotoi infection, TBEV co-infection 3 0 3 0 0 2 3
B. garinii infection, confirmed 21 19 0 21 0 21 0
B. burgdorferi s.l. infection 83 83 0 0 0 59 0
Borrelia spp. infection, unconfirmed 42 0 0 0 0 42 0
TBEV infection, confirmed 21 0 0 0 5 0 21
TBEV, B. burgdorferi s.l. co-infection 9 9 0 0 2 ND 9
TBEV, Borrelia spp. co-infection 11 0 0 0 3 11 11
Other inflammatory disease 64 0 0 0 0 0 0

*TBEV, tick-borne encephalitis virus; Ig, immunoglobulin; ND, not determined.

*TBEV, tick-borne encephalitis virus; Ig, immunoglobulin; ND, not determined.

*TBEV, tick-borne encephalitis virus; Ig, immunoglobulin; ND, not determined.

*TBEV, tick-borne encephalitis virus; Ig, immunoglobulin; ND, not determined.

*TBEV, tick-borne encephalitis virus; Ig, immunoglobulin; ND, not determined.

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