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Tick-borne borreliosis in west Africa: recent epidemiological studies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8673799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Tick-borne borreliosis in West Africa is classically considered a rare disease whose geographic distribution is limited to Saharan and Sahelian regions. We report results of epidemiological investigations which indicate that tick-borne borreliosis is endemic in all regions of Senegal north to the 13 degrees 30'N latitude and is a major cause of morbidity in these areas. Our findings indicate a considerable range extension for the vector tick Alectorobius sonrai and suggest that the persistence of Subsaharan drought is responsible for a large spread of tick-borne borreliosis in West Africa.
Authors:
J F Trape; B Godeluck; G Diatta; C Rogier; F Legros; J Albergel; Y Pepin; J M Duplantier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Roczniki Akademii Medycznej w Białymstoku (1995)     Volume:  41     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Rocz. Akad. Med. Bialymst.     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-08-14     Completed Date:  1996-08-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9515551     Medline TA:  Rocz Akad Med Bialymst     Country:  POLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  136-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Laboratoire de Paludologie, ORSTOM, B.P. 1386, Sénégal.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Africa, Western / epidemiology
Aged
Animals
Arthropod Vectors
Borrelia / isolation & purification
Borrelia Infections / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Child
Child, Preschool
Demography
Humans
Incidence
Infant
Mice
Middle Aged
Rain
Rodentia / microbiology,  parasitology
Ticks / microbiology

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