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Volume 9, Number 7—July 2003

Letter

Co-feeding Transmission and Its Contribution to the Perpetuation of the Lyme Disease Spirochete Borrelia afzelii (In Reply to Randolph and Gern)

Dania Richter*Comments to Author , Rainer Allgöwer*, and Franz-Rainer Matuschka*
Author affiliations: *Humboldt-Universität zu 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

No. examined % infected
3 88 13.6
14 82 85.4

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