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Feeding of Ticks on Animals for Transmission and Xenodiagnosis in Lyme Disease Research Video (Video) | JoVE

DOI :

10.3791/50617-v

August 31st, 2013

August 31st, 2013

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1Division of Bacteriology & Parasitology, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Tulane University Health Sciences Center

Lyme disease is the most commonly-reported vector-borne disease in North America. The causative agent, Borrelia burgdorferi is a spirochete bacterium transmitted by Ixodid ticks. Transmission and detection of infection in animal models is optimized by the use of tick feeding, which we describe here.

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