|Title||Extensive Distribution of the Lyme Disease Bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato, in Multiple Tick Species Parasitizing Avian and Mammalian Hosts across Canada|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Scott, JD, Clark, KL, Foley, JE, Anderson, JF, Bierman, BC, Durden, LA|
|Keywords||bbsl, birds, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, ectoparasite, Lyme disease, mammals, tick-borne pathogens, ticks, vertebrate hosts|
Our findings show that Bbsl is present in all provinces, and that multiple tick species are implicated in the enzootic maintenance cycle of this pathogen. Ultimately, Bbsl poses a serious public health contagion Canada-wide.