Université de Neuchâtel

Prävalenz der Lyme-Borreliose in einer schweizerichen Risikopopulation

Fahrer, Heinz ; van der Linden, Sjef M. ; Sauvain, Marie-Josephe ; Gern, Lise ; Zhioua, Elyes ; Aeschlimann, André

In: Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift (Swiss Medical Weekly), 1988, vol. 118, p. 65-69

The epidemiology of "Lyme borreliosis" in Europe and the significance of positive antibody tilers against Borrelia burgdorferi is not well known. Since "orienteering", a competitive cross country sport with a map and a compass, usually in forests, elevates the risk of being bitten by ticks and infected by B. burgdorferi, nearly 1000 orienteerers were included in a prospective study. - In this...

Université de Neuchâtel

The Prevalence and Incidence of Clinical and Asymptomatic Lyme Borreliosis in a Population at Risk

Fahrer, Heinz ; van der Linden, Sjef M. ; Sauvain, Marie-Josephe ; Gern, Lise ; Zhioua, Elyes ; Aeschlimann, André

In: Journal of Infectious Diseases (The), 1991, vol. 163, p. 305-310

A past history of clinical Lyme borreliosis and the 6-month incidence of clinical and asymptomatic Lyme borreliosis was studied prospectively in a high-risk population. In the spring, blood samples were drawn from 950 Swiss orienteers, who also answered a questionnaire. IgG anti-Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies were detected by ELISA. Positive IgG antibodies were seen in 248 (26.1%), in...