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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Microbiology|
|State||Published - 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)