Table 1

Immunization with RevA in Alhydrogel

Method of inoculationTreatment groupCulture positivea
NeedleAdjuvant only9/9
RevA + adjuvant8/8
TickAdjuvant only7/7
RevA + adjuvant7/7
  • a At least one tissue type cultured was positive for the presence of live B. burgdorferi. For mice inoculated with a needle, the tissues cultured included heart, ear, bladder, and tibiotarsal joint. For mice inoculated by tick bites, the tissues cultured included ear and tibiotarsal joint.