Université de Neuchâtel

Epidémiologie de la borréliose de Lyme en Suisse romande

Nahimana, I ; Gern, Lise ; Péter, O ; Praz, G ; Moosmann, Yves ; Francioli, P ; et les responsables de laboratoires

In: Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, 2000, vol. 130, p. 1456-1461

The purpose of this study was to assess the number of cases and the clinical aspects of Lyme borreliosis in French-speaking Switzer- land. From July 1996 to December 1997, all laboratories performing serological tests for Lyme borreliosis sent a questionnaire to the treating physicians whenever the tests were positive. In addition, the physicians who diagnosed a case on clinical grounds only were...

Université de Neuchâtel

Tick bites in a Lyme borreliosis highly endemic area in Switzerland

Hügli, Delphine ; Moret, Jacqueline ; Rais, Olivier ; Moosmann, Yves ; Erard, Philippe ; Malinverni, Raffaele ; Gern, Lise

In: International Journal of Medical Microbiology, 2009, vol. 299, no. 2, p. 155-160

The duration of tick feeding is an important indicator to evaluate the risk of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato transmission, which increases considerably with the blood meal duration. This blood meal duration may be estimated from scutal index, the ratio between body length (idiosoma) and scutum width. For the estimation of blood meal duration in Ixodes ricinus, nymphal and adult...