Risk factors associated with the carriage of Ixodes scapularis relative to other tick species in a population of pet dogs from southeastern Ontario, Canada.

TitleRisk factors associated with the carriage of Ixodes scapularis relative to other tick species in a population of pet dogs from southeastern Ontario, Canada.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsJames, CA, Pearl, DL, L Lindsay, R, Peregrine AS, Jardine, CM
JournalTicks Tick Borne Dis.
Volume10
Start Page290
Issue2
Pagination290-298
Date Published02/2019
KeywordsAnaplasma phagocytophilum; Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto; Canine; Epidemiology; Logistic regression; Lyme disease
Abstract

Within an emerging area for Lyme disease risk in southeastern Ontario, we identified the tick species carried by dogs; determined the prevalence of B. burgdorferi and A. phagocytophilum in I. scapularis; and examined associations between pet demographics, travel history, and geographical location and the odds of: a dog carrying I. scapularis relative to other tick species (i.e., case-case design), and a removed I. scapularis being infected with B. burgdorferi.

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30466965