Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in humans in a rural area of Paraná State, Brazil
- Autores: Carreira T, Freitas JC, Gonçalves D, Moura RA, Nunes M, Vidotto O, Vieira ML
- Ano de Publicação: 2015
- Journal: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
- Link: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1517-83822015000200571
This study describes the detection of Borrelia garinii and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto (s.s.) in Brazilian individuals using PCR and DNA sequencing. Our results suggest that these species are emerging pathogens in this country, and additional studies are necessary to determine the epidemiological characteristics of this disease in Brazil.