Detection of a novel Rickettsia (Alphaproteobacteria: Rickettsiales) in rotund ticks (Ixodes kingi) from Saskatchewan, Canada

TitleDetection of a novel Rickettsia (Alphaproteobacteria: Rickettsiales) in rotund ticks (Ixodes kingi) from Saskatchewan, Canada
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsAnstead, C, Chilton, NB
JournalTicks and Tick-borne Diseases
Volume4
Start Page202
Issue3
Date Published04/2013
Keywordsrickettsia, saskatchewan, tick-borne, ticks
Abstract

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.

URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877959X13000101
DOI10.1016/j.ttbdis.2012.11.013