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1 April 1988 Borreliosis in Free-ranging Black Bears from Wisconsin
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Blood, kidney and tick samples were obtained from 18 hunter-killed black bears (Ursus americanus) from three sites in northern Wisconsin. A Borrelia sp., morphologically and antigenically similar to Borrelia burgdorferi, was isolated from the blood of two of the animals, and from the kidney of a third. Ixodes dammini and Dermacentor variabilis were found on the bears. This is the first report of borreliosis in the Ursidae, and of the primary vector of Lyme disease, I. dammini, from this host.

Kazmierczak, Amundson, and Burgess: Borreliosis in Free-ranging Black Bears from Wisconsin
James J. Kazmierczak, Terry E. Amundson and Elizabeth C. Burgess "Borreliosis in Free-ranging Black Bears from Wisconsin," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 24(2), (1 April 1988). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-24.2.366
Received: 15 September 1987; Accepted: ; Published: 1 April 1988
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