Harvested white-tailed deer as sentinel hosts for early establishing Ixodes scapularis populations and risk from vector-borne zoonoses in Southeastern Canada.

TitleHarvested white-tailed deer as sentinel hosts for early establishing Ixodes scapularis populations and risk from vector-borne zoonoses in Southeastern Canada.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBouchard, C, Leighton, PA, Beauchamp, G, Nguon, S, Trudel, L, Milord, F, L. Lindsay, R, Bélanger, D, N H Ogden
JournalJ Med Entomol
Volume50
Start Page384
Issue2
Date Published03/2013
Keywordsdeer, disease, ixodes, lyme, scapularis, spread, ticks
Abstract

Our study suggests that hunter-killed deer may be effective as sentinels for emerging areas of tick-borne anaplasmosis. They may have limited use as sentinels for early emerging I. scapularis tick populations and emerging Lyme disease risk.

URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23540128