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Volume 8, Number 12—December 2002

Research

Co-feeding Transmission and Its Contribution to the Perpetuation of the Lyme Disease Spirochete Borrelia afzelii

Dania Richter*Comments to Author , Rainer Allgöwer*, and Franz-Rainer Matuschka*
Author affiliations: *Humboldt-University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany;

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Table 2

Spirochetal infection in larval Ixodes ricinus ticks that fed randomly on bodies of mice beginning at 3 days and 14 days after a single Borrelia afzelii–infected nymph had begun to feed

Duration of nymphal attachment before larvae attached (days) Infection in larvae
No. examined % infected
3 88 13.6
14 82 85.4

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