TABLE 1.

Borrelia infection rate of xenodiagnostic ticks that fed on Apodemus mice and characterization of Borrelia isolates from these ticks

Animal no.Rodent speciesSwiss capture siteInfection rateaCharacterization of isolates (n)b
1 A. sylvaticus Staatswald9/10B. garinii, OspA type 4 (1)**
2 A. sylvaticus Staatswald9/10B. garinii, OspA type 4 (6)
3 A. sylvaticus Staatswald6/10B. garinii, OspA type 4 (2)
4 A. flavicollis Staatswald2/10B. afzelii (1), B. garinii, OspA type 4 (1)
5 A. sylvaticus Staatswald9/10B. afzelii (2)
6 A. flavicollis Kernenried9/10B. afzelii (5)
7 A. sylvaticus Kernenried8/10B. afzelii (2)
8 A. sylvaticus Kernenried6/10B. afzelii (4)
9 A. sylvaticus Langendorf2/10B. afzelii (2)
10 A. sylvaticus Langendorf8/10B. afzelii (1)
  • a Number of ticks infected relative to total number of ticks examined, determined by IF analysis.

  • b Determined by PCR-RFLP, ospA sequencing, and Western blotting. n, number of isolates.