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Prevalence of Borrelia infection in ticks from wildlife in south-west England
Vet Rec. 2010 Dec 25;167(26):1012-4
Couper D, Margos G, Kurtenbach K, Turton S
Borrelia species DNA was identified in 31 of 75 ticks examined (41 per cent). Twenty-three Borrelia - positive ticks (16 I hexagonus and seven I canisuga) were recovered from the five badgers, five Borrelia positive I hexagonus were recovered from four of the eight hedgehogs, two Borrelia positive I canisuga were recovered from the fox and one Borrelia- positive I ricinus was recovered from the roe deer.
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