Detection of Lyme Disease Bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, in Blacklegged Ticks Collected in the Grand River Valley, Ontario, Canada

TitleDetection of Lyme Disease Bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, in Blacklegged Ticks Collected in the Grand River Valley, Ontario, Canada
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsScott, JD, Foley, JE, Anderson, JF, Clark, KL, Durden, LA
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume14
Start Page150
Issue2
Date Published2017
Keywordsbacklegged, bacterium, birds, borrelia, burgdorferi, disease, lyme, ontario, ticks
Abstract

We document the presence of blacklegged ticks, Ixodes scapularis, in the Grand River valley, Centre Wellington, Ontario. Overall, 15 (36%) of 42 I. scapularis adults collected from 41 mammalian hosts (dogs, cats, humans) were positive for the Lyme disease bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.).

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DOI10.7150/ijms.17763