New Research: High levels of co-infection with pathogens and symbionts in ticks from the Ardennes

latest lyme disease and co infection researchMarch 2016 Lyme Disease Research

From Science Daily:

High levels of co-infection with pathogens and symbionts in ticks from the Ardennes
(Ardennes is a region in southeast Belgium that extends into Luxembourg, Germany and France.)
“Researchers from the French National Institute for Agricultural research, INRA studied pathogen species and bacterial symbionts in tick species Ixodes ricinus. Publishing in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, their findings showed all ticks contained symbiotic bacterial species and over half were infected with pathogens. The high level of co-infection with multiple pathogens and symbionts has important implications for diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases. The study raises awareness of the issue of co-infection of tick-borne diseases. The high level of co-infection should be a consideration for public health measures, and the interaction between symbionts and pathogens inside the tick is an important area for continued biological study.”
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