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Table 2 Assessing infectivity of BbKH500 via tick inoculation of C3H/HeJ mice

From: Assessment of decorin-binding protein A to the infectivity of Borrelia burgdorferi in the murine models of needle and tick infection

Strain Ticks/mousea Mouse infectivityb
Bb297 5 2/2
BbKH500 5 1/2
  10 4/6
  1. a Varying number of ticks infected with BbKH500 were allowed to feed to repletion on naïve mice.
  2. b Infection rates were assessed at three weeks post-infestation by culturing BbKH500 from ear-punch biopsies