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 Publication2019
AuthorsSmith, KA, Oesterle, PT, Jardine, CM, Dibernardo A, Huynh C, Lindsay, RL, Pearl, DL, Nemeth NM
JournalTicks Tick Borne Dis
Volume10
Start Page72
Issue1
Pagination72-76
Date Published01/2019
KeywordsAnaplasma phagocytophilum; Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto; Canada; Ixodes scapularis; Ticks; Wildlife
Abstract

The objectives of this study were to investigate the geographic distribution and magnitude of tick infestations in opportunistically sampled mammalian wildlife and companion animals (i.e., dogs) in southern Ontario and to test these ticks for evidence of zoonotic tick-borne pathogens.

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30206012