Endemic foci of the tick-borne relapsing fever spirochete Borrelia crocidurae
in Mali, West Africa, and the potential for human infection.
In preliminary studies, we detected the DNA of Borrelia crocidurae
, Rickettsia spp.
Tick-borne relapsing fever imported from West Africa: diagnosis by quantitative buffy coat analysis and in vitro culture of Borrelia crocidurae.
Erythrocyte-aggregating relapsing fever spirochete Borrelia crocidurae induces formation of microemboli.
Positive control reactions for each assay incorporated DNA extracted from Borrelia crocidurae
Approximately 20 travel-related cases have been published in the past 25 years, and most of them have been acquired in western Africa (mainly Senegal), where Borrelia crocidurae
is the predominant species (3).
infection of Ornithodoros erraticus (Lucas, 1849) ticks in Tunisia.
Molecular identification of Borrelia crocidurae
in a patient returning from Senegal.
DNA sequencing demonstrated that Borrelia crocidurae and B.
Tick-borne relapsing fever imported from West Africa: diagnosis by quantitative burly coat analysis and in vitro culture of Borrelia crocidurae.
A comparative study of three methods of detection of Borrelia crocidurae
in wild rodents in Senegal.
was the only species identified.