|Title||First Record of Ixodes affinis Tick (Acari: Ixodidae) Infected with Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato Collected from a Migratory Songbird in Canada|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Scott JD, Clark KL, Foley JE, Durden LA, Manord JM, Smith ML|
|Journal||J Bacteriol Parasitol|
|Keywords||borrelia, burgdorferi, Canada, ixodes, lyme, quebec, ticks|
The aim of the present study was to expound on the movement of songbird-transported ticks in the Northern Hemisphere during northward spring migration, and report any novel tick-host associations in Canada. In addition, we wanted to determine whether any ticks on Neotropical and southern temperate songbirds are infected with B. burgdorferi s.l.