Molecular evidence of coinfection of ticks with Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and the human granulocytic ehrlichiosis agent in Switzerland

Christian M. Leutenegger, Nicola Pusterla, Caroline N. Mislin, Rainer Weber, Hans Lutz

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Abstract

Adult Ixodes ricinus ticks were collected in Switzerland and tested for the presence of coinfection with Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and the human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) agent by real-time PCR. Of 100 ticks, 49% were positive for B. burgdorferi and 2% were positive for the HGE agent. The two HGE agent-positive ticks were also found to be positive for B. burgdorferi.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3390-3391
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume37
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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