Serological Survey for Lyme Disease in Sika Deer (Cervus nippon yesoensis) by Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Emiko Isogai, Hiroshi Isogai, Toshiyuki Masuzawa, Yasutake Yanagihara, Nanao Sato, Shunji Hayashi, Maki Toshiyuki, Mamoru Mori

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Abstract

Seventy-six wild sika deer (Cervus nippon yesoensis) from areas endemic for Borrelia burgdorferi during 1988 to 1989 had the IgG antibody to the bacteria in enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The percentage of seropositive deer was 25.0% to strain HO 14 and 22.4% to strain HP3, respectively. Specific IgG antibody titers were high in summer but low in winter. In summer, seropositive deer were 75.0%. Similar results were obtained in serum specimens obtained monthly from 4 farmed deer. It was suggested that the sika deer could be one of the wild reservoirs for B. burgdorferi in Hokkaido, Japan. The transmission risk of B. burgdorferi is considered to be greatest during late spring to early summer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-703
Number of pages9
JournalMICROBIOLOGY and IMMUNOLOGY
Volume35
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Virology

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    Isogai, E., Isogai, H., Masuzawa, T., Yanagihara, Y., Sato, N., Hayashi, S., Toshiyuki, M., & Mori, M. (1991). Serological Survey for Lyme Disease in Sika Deer (Cervus nippon yesoensis) by Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA). MICROBIOLOGY and IMMUNOLOGY, 35(9), 695-703. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1348-0421.1991.tb01603.x