Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in an endemic environment: Wild sika deer (Cervus nippon yesoensis) with infected ticks and antibodies

Emiko Isogai, Hiroshi Isogai, Toshiyuki Masuzawa, Daniele Postic, Guy Baranton, Yuri Kamewaka, Koichi Kimura, Takeshi Nishikawa, Nobuhiro Fujii, Norihisa Ishii, Shigeaki Ohno, Noboru Yamaguti

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Ticks and blood samples were collected from wild sika deer (Cervus nippon yesoensis) during a hunting season (August to October) of 1991 at a selected location in Hokkaido, Japan. Ixodes persulcatus (adult and nymph) and I, ovatus (adult) were the common ticks on sika deer, Spirochetes were detected in the midgut of the ticks by the indirect peroxidase-conjugated antibody staining method and by dark-field microscopy after cultivation. By the reactive pattern of monoclonal antibodies, isolates were considered to belong to Borrelia garinii or B. japonica. In an antibody test, the percentage of seropositive deer was 69.0%. Most of the adult sika deer were positive for antibodies to the spirochetes. There are significant age-dependency in antibody level and seropositive rate. The surveillance of deer should be valuable in monitoring the transmission risk of B. burgdorferi sensu lato in nature.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)13-19
ページ数7
ジャーナルMICROBIOLOGY and IMMUNOLOGY
40
1
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 微生物学
  • 免疫学
  • ウイルス学

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