Tick infestations of wildlife and companion animals in Ontario, Canada, with detection of human pathogens in Ixodes scapularis ticks

TitleTick infestations of wildlife and companion animals in Ontario, Canada, with detection of human pathogens in Ixodes scapularis ticks
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSmith, KA, Oesterle, PT, M.Jardine, C, Dibernardo, A, Huynh, C, Robbin Lindsay, Pearl, DL, Nemeth, NM
JournalTicks & Tick-borne Diseases
Date Published09/2018
KeywordsAnaplasma phagocytophilum, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto, Canada, Ixodes scapularis, ticks, Wildlife
Abstract

These results reveal that numerous tick species parasitize common, peridomestic wildlife and that at least two zoonotic, tick-borne pathogens circulate in southern Ontario. Host-tick vector-pathogen dynamics should continue to be monitored in the face of global climate change, landscape alterations and expanding human populations.

URLhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1877959X18302425