Lyme borreliosis in the UK: ecology and risks to domestic animals and man
Cutler, S. J. and Woodward, M. J. (2001) Lyme borreliosis in the UK: ecology and risks to domestic animals and man. Reviews in Medical Microbiology, 12 (4). pp. 199-209. ISSN 0954-139X
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The different associations of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato spirochaetes with their natural reservoir hosts and tick vectors are slowly being unravelled. This review discusses the interactions of different genospecies of Lyme borreliosis spirochaetes and their differing tick vectors, vertebrate reservoirs and 'accidental hosts'. Particular reference is made to spirochaete-host interactions and occurrence of pathological consequences. Attention is focused on the unique prevalence of enzoonotic cycles in operation within the UK. Risk factors for acquiring Lyme borreliosis in man are discussed. (C) 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.