Evidence for Borrelia bavariensis infections of Ixodes uriae within seabird colonies of the North Atlantic Ocean.

TitleEvidence for Borrelia bavariensis infections of Ixodes uriae within seabird colonies of the North Atlantic Ocean.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsMunro HJ, Ogden NH, Lindsay LR, Robertson GJ, Whitney H, Lang AS
JournalAppl Environ Microbiol.
VolumeAEM.01087-17
Date Published08/2017
Keywordsatlantic, bavariensis, borrelia, Canada, ixodes, north america, seabirds, ticks, uriae
Abstract

To our knowledge this is the first documentation of B. bavariensis outside Eurasia. Additionally, the bacterium was found in a marine ecosystem involving the seabird tick, I. uriae, and its associated seabird hosts. This indicates the epizootiology of B. bavariensis transmission is much different from what was previously described, with this species previously believed to be a rodent-specific ecotype, and indicates that this pathogen is established, or establishing, much more widely.

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28802273