First record of Borrelia burgdorferi B31 strain in Dermacentor nitens ticks in the northern region of Parana (Brazil)
- Autores: Benitez A, Carreira T, Freitas JC, Gonçalves DD, Lopes-Mori FMR, Nunes N, Vidotto O, Vieira ML
- Journal: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24516456
The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of DNA of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.) in ticks that feed on horses used for animal traction in rural Jataizinho, Parana, Brazil. Between February and June 2008, a total of 224 ticks was collected of which 75% were identified as Dermacentor nitens and 25% as Amblyomma cajenense.