Assessment of prevalence and distribution of spotted fever group rickettsiae in Manitoba, Canada, in the American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis (Acari: Ixodidae).

TitleAssessment of prevalence and distribution of spotted fever group rickettsiae in Manitoba, Canada, in the American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis (Acari: Ixodidae).
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsYunik ME, Galloway TD, Lindsay LR
JournalVector Borne Zoonotic Dis.
Volume15
Start Page103
Issue2
Date Published02/2015
KeywordsCanada, Distribution, Drag sampling, Infection prevalence, manitoba, Ricketttsia montanensis, Spotted fever group rickettsiae
Abstract

Little is known about the distribution and prevalence of the spotted fever group rickettsiae in Canada. The proportion of infected male and female ticks was not significantly different; however, tick populations near the northern limit of D. variabilis distribution in Manitoba had a lower prevalence of infection compared to tick populations from more southern localities in the province.

URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25700040
DOI10.1089/vbz.2014.1692