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Australian penguin ticks screened for novel Borrelia species

Moon, Katherine L; Chown, Steven L; Loh, Siew-May; Oskam, Charlotte L; Fraser, Ceridwen

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Lyme borreliosis (or Lyme Disease) is an emerging threat to human health in the Northern Hemisphere caused by tick-borne bacteria from the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (Bbsl) complex. Seabirds are important reservoir hosts of some members of the Bbsl complex in the Northern Hemisphere, and some evidence suggests this may be true of penguins in the Southern Hemisphere. While the Bbsl complex has not been detected in Australia, a novel Borrelia species ('Candidatus Borrelia tachyglossi') was...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-12-15
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/139064
Source: Ticks and tick-borne diseases
DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2017.12.007

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