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Borreliosis in free-ranging black bears from Wisconsin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3373646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Blood, kidney and tick samples were obtained from 18 hunter-killed black bears (Ursus americanus) from three sites in northern Wisconsin. A Borrelia sp., morphologically and antigenically similar to Borrelia burgdorferi, was isolated from the blood of two of the animals, and from the kidney of a third. Ixodes dammini and Dermacentor variabilis were found on the bears. This is the first report of borreliosis in the Ursidae, and of the primary vector of Lyme disease, I. dammini, from this host.
Authors:
J J Kazmierczak; T E Amundson; E C Burgess
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wildlife diseases     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0090-3558     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Wildl. Dis.     Publication Date:  1988 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-06-29     Completed Date:  1988-06-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0244160     Medline TA:  J Wildl Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  366-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53706.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Borrelia / isolation & purification
Borrelia Infections / epidemiology,  veterinary*
Carnivora / microbiology*
Tick Infestations / veterinary*
Ticks / microbiology
Ursidae / microbiology*,  parasitology
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