Detection of 'Candidatus Ehrlichia khabarensis' in rodents and ticks removed from rodents in British Columbia, Canada.

TitleDetection of 'Candidatus Ehrlichia khabarensis' in rodents and ticks removed from rodents in British Columbia, Canada.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsMorshed MG, Hojgaard A, Lee MK, Osikowicz LM, Eisen L
JournalTicks Tick Borne Dis
Volume24
Start Page101277
Date Published08/2019
Abstract

Although it remains to be determined whether 'Candidatus Ehrlichia khabarensis' has any negative impacts on wildlife, domestic animals or humans, we note that all three tick species found to contain the DNA of this microorganism are known to bite humans. Future detection of this microorganism either in ticks collected from rodents and allowed to molt to the next life stage prior to being tested, or from host-seeking ticks, is required to determine if it can survive the tick's molt after being ingested via an infectious blood meal.

URLhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1877959X19302250?via%3Dihub