Experimental Borrelia garinii infection of Japanese quail

E. Isogai, S. Tanaka, I. S. Braga, C. Itakura, H. Isogai, K. Kimura, N. Fujii

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Japanese quail inoculated subcutaneously with Borrelia garinii responded to infection. B. garinii was reisolated mainly from skin and randomly from several organs between 7 and 56 days postinoculation. Skin lesions were occasionally observed in association with spirochete recovery. All birds were positive for antibody at 53 to 56 days postinoculation. These results suggest that the Japanese quail is a model for experimental infection with B. garinii and that birds are reservoirs for Lyme disease spirochetes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3580-3582
Number of pages3
JournalInfection and immunity
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases


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