|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||2019|
|Authors||Smith, KA, Oesterle, PT, Jardine, CM, Dibernardo A, Huynh C, Lindsay, RL, Pearl, DL, Nemeth NM|
|Journal||Ticks Tick Borne Dis|
|Keywords||Anaplasma phagocytophilum; Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto; Canada; Ixodes scapularis; Ticks; Wildlife|
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.