|Title||Presence of Babesia odocoilei and Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Stricto in a Tick and Dual Parasitism of Amblyomma inornatum and Ixodes scapularis on a Bird in Canada|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Scott, JD, Clark, KL, Durden, LA|
|Keywords||Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto; Lyme disease; Babesia; babesiosis; 18S rRNA gene; ticks; birds; ectoparasite; tick-borne pathogens|
Wild birds transport ticks into Canada that harbor a diversity of zoonotic pathogens. However, medical practitioners often question how these zoonotic pathogens are present in their locality. In this study, we provide the first report of an Amblyomma inornatum tick cofeeding with a blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, which parasitized a Veery, Catharus fuscescens—a neotropical songbird.