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Volume 5, Number 2—April 1999

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Genospecies Diversity of Lyme Disease Spirochetes in Rodent Reservoirs

Dania Richter*§, Stefan Endepols†, Andreas Ohlenbusch‡, Helmut Eiffert‡, Andrew Spielman§, and Franz-Rainer Matuschka*§
Author affiliations: *Medizinische Fakultät der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany; †Geschäftsbereich Tiergesundheit, Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany; ‡Universitätskliniken der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany; §Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Table 3

Borrelia genospecies diversity in questing Ixodes ricinus ticks from various European sites

Borrelia genospecies
Sitea No. infected ticks Relative ratio
% mixed Sampling
method Ref.
afzb gar bur
CH 1 7 1 2 2 8 Culture 7
2 6 0 1 5 0 Culture 7
v 50 1 6 9 0 Culture 17
CR v 56 19 3 1 20 Direct 13
D 1 52 5 11 1 2 Direct 1
2 10 4 5 1 0 Direct TAc
F 1 25 10 5 1 24 Direct 12
GB 1 16 0 10 1 0 Direct 8
IR 1 11 1 4 5 9 Direct 15
2 10 0 2 1 0 Direct 15
3 20 4 1 4 15 Direct 15
NL 1 15 1 1 0 14 Direct 18
v 63 1 9 14 0 Culture 16
SL 1 47 3 2 1 5 Culture 14
v 13 12 1 0 0 Culture 14

aCH, Switzerland; CR, Croatia; D, Germany; F, France; GB,Great Britain; IR, Ireland; NL, Netherlands; SL, Slovenia; v,sum of various sites in a country.
bafz, Borrelia afzelii; gar, Borrelia garinii; bur, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto.
cThis article.

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