Lyme borreliosis, Po River Valley, Italy

Dario Pistone, Massimo Pajoro, Massimo Fabbi, Nadia Vicari, Piero Marone, Claudio Genchi, Stefano Novati, Davide Sassera, Sara Epis, Claudio Bandi

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We aimed to determine the presence of Ixodes ricinus ticks in heavily populated areas of the Po River Valley after report of a Lyme disease case. Eighteen percent of ticks examined from 3 locations were positive for Lyme disease borreliae. Lyme disease was diagnosed for 3 workers at risk for tick bite.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1289-1291
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology


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