Lyme Borreliosis, Po River Valley, Italy
Published Date:Aug 2010
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 16(8):1289-1291.
Borrelia Burgdorferi Group
DNA, Ribosomal Spacer
Molecular Sequence Data
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Description:We aimed to determine the presence of Ixodes ricinusticks in heavily populated areas of the Po River Valley after report of a Lyme disease case. Eighteen percent of ticks examined from 3 locations were positive for Lyme disease borreliae. Lyme disease was diagnosed for 3 workers at risk for tick bite.
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