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Since when did you learn to read Chinese? You didn't? Then why are you peeking in here?
This article, about a place I've never heard of in China, indicates there is a Lyme infection rate there in ticks of about 35%. Almost 20% of ticks were coinfected.
Makes me concerned that we've been misdiagnosing so many people not just here, but world wide too. So sad. I wonder if they have support groups and good doctors there? Wonder too if since they have a CDC, are their treatment protocols any different?
Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2015 Oct;36(10):1153-7. [Study on co-infection of tick-borne pathogens in Ixodes persulcatus in Charles Hilary, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region].
[Article in Chinese]
Liu X1, Zhang G2, Liu R1, Sun X1, Zheng Z1, Qiu E1, Ma X. Author information
1Xinjiang Military Command Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Urumqi 830011, China. 2Xinjiang Military Command Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Urumqi 830011, China; Email: [email protected]
To study the co-infection of tick-borne pathogens in Ixodes persulcatus collected in Charles Hilary, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region (Xinjiang).
Ticks were collected by flagging in grassy areas in Charles Hilary, Xinjiang from June 2012 to June 2013.
The 5S-23S rRNA intergenic region from Borrelia (B.) burgdorferi, 16S rRNA gene from Anaplasma, ompA gene from spotted fever group Rickettsia, com1 gene from Coxiella (C.) burneti and Nss-rRNA gene from Babesia were amplified with nested polymerase chain reaction (nested PCR) , respectively.
Among 204 Ixodes persulcatus, 104 were positive for tick-borne pathogens with the positive rate of 50.98%, and among them the positive rates of B. burgdorferi, spotted fever group Rickettsia and Anaplasma phagocytophilum were 34.31% (n=70) , 28.92% (n=59) , 9.31% (n=19) , respectively.
And no C. burnetii and Babesia were detected. The overall co-infection rate was 19.12% (39/204) , the co-infection rate was 16.18% (33/204) for B. garinii and spotted fever group Rickettsia, 4.90% (10/204) for B. burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum,
2.94% (6/204) for spotted fever group Rickettsia and Anaplasma phagocytophilum and 2.45% (5/204) for B. burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum and spotted fever group Rickettsia.
The results indicated that the natural co-infections of B. garinii, B. afzelii, Anaplasma phagocytophilum and spotted fever group Rickettsia existed in Charles Hilary Ixodes persulcatus collected in Xinjiang.