|Title||Tick infestations of wildlife and companion animals in Ontario, Canada, with detection of human pathogens in Ixodes scapularis ticks|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Smith, KA, Oesterle, PT, M.Jardine, C, Dibernardo, A, Huynh, C, Robbin Lindsay, Pearl, DL, Nemeth, NM|
|Journal||Ticks & Tick-borne Diseases|
|Keywords||Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto, Canada, Ixodes scapularis, ticks, Wildlife|
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.