Université de Neuchâtel

Ixodes ricinus Density, and Distribution and Prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato Infection Along an Altitudinal Gradient

Jouda, Fatima ; Perret, Jean-Luc ; Gern, Lise

In: Journal of Medical Entomology, 2004, vol. 41, no. 2, p. 162-169

In this study, we measured the phenology of Ixodes ricinus ticks and their infection with Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (sl) simultaneously along an altitudinal gradient to assess the impact of climate on the phenology of ticks and on their infection with B. burgdorferi sl. From 1999 to 2001, free-living I. ricinus ticks were collected monthly by flagging vegetation...