|Title||Detection of a novel Rickettsia (Alphaproteobacteria: Rickettsiales) in rotund ticks (Ixodes kingi) from Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Anstead, C, Chilton, NB|
|Journal||Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases|
|Keywords||rickettsia, saskatchewan, tick-borne, ticks|
This novel Rickettsia was found in 60 of the 87 (69%) ticks examined, which included all feeding life cycle stages of I. kingi. Although adult I. kingi occasionally parasitize dogs and humans, it remains to be determined if this Rickettsia is pathogenic to these host species.