High prevalence of granulocytic Ehrlichiae and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in Ixodes ricinus ticks from Bulgaria

I. Christova, L. Schouls, I. Van de Pol, J. Park, S. Panayotov, V. Lefterova, T. Kantardjiev, J. S. Dumler

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Abstract

Bulgarian Ixodes ricinus ticks were examined for Ehrlichia and Borrelia coinfection: 34 and 32% of adult ticks and at least 2 and 10% of nymphs were positive for these infections, respectively. Coinfections and dual or triple Borrelia infections were frequent, although Ehrlichia phagocytophila heterogeneity was minimal. Multiple tick-borne bacteria coexist in I. ricinus ticks in southeastern Europe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4172-4174
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume39
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 14 2001

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Christova, I., Schouls, L., Van de Pol, I., Park, J., Panayotov, S., Lefterova, V., Kantardjiev, T., & Dumler, J. S. (2001). High prevalence of granulocytic Ehrlichiae and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in Ixodes ricinus ticks from Bulgaria. Journal of clinical microbiology, 39(11), 4172-4174. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.39.11.4172-4174.2001