Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Borrelia burgdorferi in rabbits from southeastern China

Lin Zhan, Chen Yi Chu, Shu Qing Zuo, Xiao Ming Wu, J. Stephen Dumler, Na Jia, Bao Gui Jiang, Hong Yang, Wu Chun Cao

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Abstract

A total of 54 wild rabbits captured from southeastern China were examined for Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays. One and three samples were positive for A. phagocytophilum and B. burgdorferi, respectively. Sequence analyses of PCR products identified a variant of A. phagocytophilum and a B. garinii genotype. This is the first detection of the two tick-borne agents in Chinese rabbits, the role of which in the maintenance of the agents deserve further investigations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)354-356
Number of pages3
JournalVeterinary Parasitology
Volume162
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 10 2009

Keywords

  • Anaplasma phagocytophilum
  • Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Gene variation
  • Host
  • Rabbit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)

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    Zhan, L., Chu, C. Y., Zuo, S. Q., Wu, X. M., Dumler, J. S., Jia, N., Jiang, B. G., Yang, H., & Cao, W. C. (2009). Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Borrelia burgdorferi in rabbits from southeastern China. Veterinary Parasitology, 162(3-4), 354-356. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2009.03.003