First detection of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato DNA in Serum of the Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) in Northern Portugal by Nested-PCR
- Autores: Cabral JA, Carreira T, Coelho C, Faria AS, Nunes M, Paiva-Cardoso MN, Vale-Gonçalves HM, Veloso O, Vieira ML, Vieira-Pinto M
- Ano de Publicação: 2014
- Journal: Ecohealth
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25231138
Lyme borreliosis is the most common tick-borne zoonosis in the northern hemisphere. Several vertebrates are crucial in the epidemiological cycle of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, but the role of wild boar as a reservoir is still unknown. Sera were collected from 90 wild boars shot in the Trás-os-Montes region, Northern Portugal (hunting season 2011/2012).