Extensive Distribution of the Lyme Disease Bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato, in Multiple Tick Species Parasitizing Avian and Mammalian Hosts across Canada

TitleExtensive Distribution of the Lyme Disease Bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato, in Multiple Tick Species Parasitizing Avian and Mammalian Hosts across Canada
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsScott, JD, Clark, KL, Foley, JE, Anderson, JF, Bierman, BC, Durden, LA
Journalhealthcare
Volume6
Start Page131
Issue4
Date Published11/2018
Keywordsbbsl, birds, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, ectoparasite, Lyme disease, mammals, tick-borne pathogens, ticks, vertebrate hosts
Abstract

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.

URLhttps://www.mdpi.com/2227-9032/6/4/131