|Title||Detection of 'Candidatus Ehrlichia khabarensis' in rodents and ticks removed from rodents in British Columbia, Canada.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Morshed MG, Hojgaard A, Lee MK, Osikowicz LM, Eisen L|
|Journal||Ticks Tick Borne Dis|
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.