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Infection

, Volume 27, Issue 4–5, pp 275–277 | Cite as

Isolation of Borrelia afzelii from Overwintering Culex pipiens Biotype molestus Mosquitoes

  • J. Halouzka
  • B. Wilske
  • D. Stünzner
  • Y.O. Sanogo
  • Z. Hubálek
Brief Reports

Summary

During the years 1995–1996, a total of 1,743 overwintering Culex pipiens biotype molestus female mosquitoes were tested for the presence of spirochetes in several localities in South Moravia, Czech Republic. The spirochetes were observed in 5% of the mosquitoes investigated. One of the five isolated strains of spirochetes (BR-84) was identified as Borrelia afzelii. The potential role of mosquitoes in the ecology and epidemiology of Lyme disease (LD) borreliae should be further investigated.

Keywords

Czech Republic Potential Role Lyme Disease Female Mosquito Culex Pipiens 
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© Urban & Vogel Medien und Medizin Verlagsgesellschaft 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Halouzka
    • 1
  • B. Wilske
    • 2
  • D. Stünzner
    • 3
  • Y.O. Sanogo
    • 4
  • Z. Hubálek
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Květná 8, CZ-603 65 Brno, Czech RepublicCZ
  2. 2.Universität München, Max-von-Pettenkofer-Institut, München, GermanyDE
  3. 3.Hygiene Institut, Universität Graz, Graz, AustriaAT
  4. 4.Dept. of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech RepublicCZ

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