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Volume 8, Number 2—February 2002

Perspective

Vector Interactions and Molecular Adaptations of Lyme Disease and Relapsing Fever Spirochetes Associated with Transmission by Ticks

Tom G. Schwan*Comments to Author  and Joseph Piesman†
Author affiliations: *National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Montana, USA; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

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Figure 3

Borrelia hermsii visualized with an anti-variable small protein (Vsp) 33 antibody in a squashed salivary gland of Ornithodoros hermsi. Persistent infection of the salivary glands allows these spirochetes to be transmitted in only minutes while these ticks feed.

Figure 3Borrelia hermsii visualized with an anti-variable small protein (Vsp) 33 antibody in a squashed salivary gland of Ornithodoros hermsi. Persistent infection of the salivary glands allows these spirochetes to be transmitted in only minutes while these ticks feed.

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