Babesia odocoilei and zoonotic pathogens identified from Ixodes scapularis ticks in southern Ontario, Canada

TitleBabesia odocoilei and zoonotic pathogens identified from Ixodes scapularis ticks in southern Ontario, Canada
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsMilnes EL, Thornton G, Leveille AN, Delnatte P, Barta JR, Smith DA, Nemeth NM
JournalTicks Tick Borne Dis
Volume10
Issue3
Start Page670
Pagination670-676
Date Published04/2019
KeywordsAnaplasma phagocytophilum, Babesia odocoilei, borrelia burgdorferi, Cervid babesiosis, Ixodes scapularis, Migratory birds
Abstract

Overall, across both years, 0.2% and 0.5% of birds carried one or more I. scapularis ticks that tested PCR-positive for Ba. odocoilei and Bo. burgdorferi s.s., respectively. These data indicate that Ba. odocoilei-positive I. scapularis are found in southern Ontario, and suggest that bird-borne ticks have the potential to contribute to range expansion of both Ba. odocoilei and Bo. burgdorferi s.s. in Canada.

URLhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1877959X18303984?via%3Dihub