Volume 7, Number 3—June 2001
Borrelia lonestari DNA in Adult Amblyomma americanum Ticks, Alabama
|Ticks analyzed||Adult male||Adult female||Nymphs||Adult male||Adult female|
aDenotes ticks collected near the homes of persons not diagnosed with southern tick-associated rash illness (STARI).
bPositive results as demonstrated by amplification of the flagellin gene of Borrelia lonestari. A single positive tick was found among 11 adult male A. americanum males collected near the homes of controls and 1 of 5 adult females collected near the homes of STARI controls was positive.
cDenotes ticks collected near the homes of persons diagnosed with STARI.