|Title||Assessment of prevalence and distribution of spotted fever group rickettsiae in Manitoba, Canada, in the American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis (Acari: Ixodidae).|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Yunik ME, Galloway TD, Lindsay LR|
|Journal||Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis.|
|Keywords||Canada, Distribution, Drag sampling, Infection prevalence, manitoba, Ricketttsia montanensis, Spotted fever group rickettsiae|
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.